Paul W Whear
- Category : 1925-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 4
American composer, music educator, double-bassist, and conductor. He appeared as a guest conductor in the United States, Canada, Japan, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. As a composer he won many prizes and distinctions, as well as a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the ASCAP Award. His works have been performed by leading orchestras, such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, Rochester Civic Orchestra, Omaha Symphony, Lincoln Symphony, Charleston Symphony, the U.S. Navy Band and the Band of the Coldstream Guards, London. Whear died in March 2021 at the age of 95.