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John Paul, DM

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The Joseph Naumes Endowed Chair
in Music
Department of Music
St. Catherine Hall
503.699.6263
jpaul@marylhurst.edu

Education

DM in Composition, Indiana University-Bloomington
MM in Composition, Indiana University-Bloomington
BM in Theory/Composition, University of Texas-Austin

About

John F. Paul has served as chair of the Department of Music and held the Joseph Naumes Chair in Music at Marylhurst University for 13 years. During his tenure he has strengthened the school's choral and music therapy programs and re-established its composition degree. He has taught a range of courses including Composition, Form and Analysis, and Professional Practices in Music.

He is an active composer in both traditional and contemporary formats. At the Institute of Psycho-acoustics and Electronic Music (I.P.E.M) in Ghent, Belgium, Paul created works to be broadcast over Belgian National Radio and at the International Festival of Experimental Music (Bourges, France). His videogame credits include the music scores and sound-designs for Gauntlet Legends, Maximum Force, and Pit-fighter, and sound-design for Wayne Gretzky's 3-D Hockey. His original score to F.W. Murnau's 1930 silent film City Girl has been presented with live accompaniment at the Oregon Sesquicentennial Film Festival [read a review on NW Reverb] and Astoria Music Festival, and will be part of Vancouver (WA) Symphony's chamber series at the Kiggins Theater in May 2014. Paul's instrumental compositions have been heard at Cascadia Composers concerts, Ernst Bloch Music Festival (Newport, OR), New Music and Art Festival (Bowling Green, Ohio), June-in-Buffalo New Music Festival (New York) and Composers, Inc. recital series (San Francisco). His choral works have been performed by Chorus Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble, Portland Vocal Consort, Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland, and Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble (Seattle).

As Chair of Region 2, Paul served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Schools of Music from 2007 to 2009, and collaborated in updating national standards for sacred music and music ministry degree programs as a member of NASM's Sacred Music Taskforce from 2011 to 2012. He continues to serve the association as a visiting evaluator. Paul has served on the boards for NACUSA-Cascadia Composers (2012-2013) and Portland Summer Ensembles (2010- ).

As violinist, he has performed in faculty chamber groups at Marylhurst (most recently in Lou Harrison's Varied Trio), with the Columbia Gorge Chamber Players, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Teachers

Donald Erb, John Eaton and Donald Grantham for composition
Kent Kennan for orchestration
Stephen Clapp for violin

Awards

First Prize in the Dean's Composition Competition at Indiana University
Belgian American Education Foundation fellowship recipient
Career Opportunity Grant, Oregon Arts Commission


 

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