Office: Kimbrough 260D
Dr. Danh Pham
Assistant Professor of Music
Danh Pham is Assistant Professor of Music, Conductor of the WSU Symphony Orchestra, and Director of Bands at Washington State University. He conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, teaches Instrumental Conducting, and serves as the Coordinator of Recruiting within the University's School of Music.
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 honor ensembles. He most recently returned from Vietnam where he conducted the National Ballet and Opera Orchestra, and will be returning this year to conduct a newly formed professional wind ensemble at the Ho Chi Minh Conservatory of Music, as well as the Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra. 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 a Gershwin Gala Concert at Seattle’s famed Benaroya Hall.
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.