Paul Kile, Minnesota Symphonic Winds associate conductor, smiles into the camera in this formal portrait wearing a black tuxedo with white shirt, bowtie, and vest.

Paul Kile
Associate Conductor

Paul Kile began his role as Associate Conductor of the Minnesota Symphonic Winds in 2015 and has been a member of the euphonium section since 2008. Kile is the Director of Bands at Edina High School in Edina, Minnesota, where he conducts the Edina Concert Band, Jazz 1, 10th grade bands and is involved in all facets of the program from marching band to chamber ensembles. In 2012, Mr. Kile was presented with the Edina Public School’s “Teacher of the Year Award” by the City of Edina, and in 2014 he was featured as one of MPR’s Outstanding Music Educators in their “Teacher Feature” series. In 2017, Mr. Kile was awarded the prestigious Schmitt Music Director of the Year Award and was the only high school director to receive the award.

A past president of the Minnesota Music Listening Contest, Mr. Kile serves as the current Minnesota State Chair for the National Band Association (NBA-MN), and the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA-MN), and he is the Band Representative on the Servant Leadership for Music (SLAM) national board. An advocate of both chamber music and commissioning, Mr. Kile has commissioned several works. He is married to Dr. Laura Pingry-Kile, and they have three children (Maxwell, Marcella, and Jacqueline) and two precocious labs (Poco and Nova).