Office: Kimbrough 260D
Dr. Danh Pham
Assistant Professor of Music
Danh Pham is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Washington State University. He conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and serves as the Coordinator of Instrumental Music Education within the University's School of Music and liason to the College of Education.
Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, he received his degrees from DePauw University, Indiana University, and the University of Oklahoma, where he studied conducting with Ray Cramer, Stephen Pratt, and William Wakefield. Prior to his appointment at Washington State University, Dr. Pham held similar posts at McMurry University, Western Oregon University, Salem-Keizer Public Schools, and the Beaverton (OR) School District.
Dr. Pham has appeared as a guest conductor and clinician for several region honor bands. His ensembles have appeared at the Oregon Music Education Association State Conference, the MENC Biennial Northwest Conference, the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Southwest Convention, and the Texas University Interscholastic League State (UIL) Marching Contest. Most recently, the WSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble performed a statewide tour culminating in a Gala Performance at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall featuring the music of George Gershwin.
Dr. Pham is a part of several commissioning projects for wind band. He also serves on the Collegiate Advisory Board for the Western International Band Clinic and is a contributing Research Associate for the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series released by GIA Publications. Dr. Pham has also presented at the Washington Music Educators State Conference. This year, he will travel to Vietnam to serve as a conductor to the country’s first International Festival for Winds and Percussion.