Associate Conductor

MSW Associate Conductor Paul KilePaul Kile has been a music educator for 25 years and has been with Edina Public Schools since 2004. In 2010, Mr. Kile assumed the role of Concert Band Director at Edina High School. In addition, Mr. Kile taught at the collegiate level (Bethel College), was co-conductor of the Greater Twin Cities Junior Wind Symphony, and is former Principal Conductor of the Calhoun-Isles Community Band. Mr. Kile has a fine reputation as a conductor, educator, trombone player and euphonium player and is a frequent guest conductor and performer. In 2012, Mr. Kile was awarded Edina Public School’s “Teacher of the Year” Award by the City of Edina and in 2014 was featured as one of MPR’s Outstanding Music Educators in their “Teacher Feature” series. In 2016 Mr. Kile was the only high school director awarded the prestigious Schmitt Music Director of the Year Award.

An advocate of both chamber music and commissioning, Mr. Kile has commissioned several works. He maintains professional affiliations with Minnesota Band Directors Association (MBDA), American School Band Director Association (ASBDA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA), College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles WASBE, and sits on the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) Teacher Advisory Council. Mr. Kile lives in Edina with his wife, Dr. Laura Pingry-Kile, who is the Director of Specialized Services for the Eastern Carver County School District, and his three children.