A native of Castleton, Vermont, Paul Erwin graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Southern Maine. For thirteen seasons, he was artistic director of the Seacoast Wind Ensemble, with whom he also composed, performed and conducted his own score for the PBS documentary "Covered Bridges of New England". He, of course, also took advantage of having a "Guinea Pig" group and created many of his works for them, easily premiering nearly 200 arrangements and original works. "Music by Paul Erwin" is the result of many years of composing and arranging by Paul Erwin. His focus is music for winds...especially wind quintet and concert band, although he has created music for many different ensembles, both large and small.