About Mr. Paul Seare

Phone: 208-350-4340 ex 1602


Degrees and Certifications:

Brigham Young University Bachelor of Music Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Univ. of Cincinnati Master of Music University of Oregon Doctor of Musical Arts (ABD) Areas of Study: Choral Conducting and Music Composition

Mr. Paul Seare


Paul Seare was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and lived in Brigham City, Utah and Salem, Oregon during his formative years.  After receiving a Bachelor Degree in choral music and composition at Brigham Young University he attended the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio where he received a Master in Music.  While there he met his wife Julia; to whom he has been married for 33 years.  They later attended the University of Oregon School of Music in Eugene, Oregon to work on a doctorate in music study as well as choral conducting and music composition.

For 3 years Paul taught choral music in the South Umpqua School District in Oregon. Then he decided to move closer to home and became the Choral Conductor at Preston High School in southeast Idaho where he has taught for the last 25 years.

During his time in Preston, the A Cappella Choir was featured twice at the Idaho all-state convention for music educators.  It also won the Classic Concerts International contest in Victoria, BC. and was the featured choir in a concert with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra.   Some of you may have heard the Preston High Jazz Choir two years ago as the featured jazz choir at the end of the festival at the Gene Harris Jazz Festival at BSU.

Mr. Seare has 4 children who have been the joy of his life.  All are married except one.  He enjoys hiking, backpacking, and model railroading.  He holds the high distinction of teaching at the school where Napoleon Dynamite was filmed.  On a side note, some of you may think is fun, he at one time in his life had the privilege of tending John Heater, the actor who played Napoleon Dynamite. 

Finally, Mr. Seare is excited to be at Rocky Mountain. He has heard everyone talk about how great the students are and he looks forward to working with them.