American composer Stephen Paulus was born at Summit, New Jersey on 24 August 1949, and has lived most of his life in Minnesota.
He has written more than three hundred and fifty pieces, and his music is represented on more than fifty recordings. His material has been commissioned, performed and recorded by the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Washington Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Dale Warland Singers, VocalEssence, Doc Severinsen, Thomas Hampson and Deborah Voigt.
He has written ten works for the dramatic stage, and had nine productions, including The Postman Always Rings Twice, the first American production presented at the Edinburgh Festival.
He is co-founder and a current vice-president of the American Composers Forum, and since 1990 has been concert music representative of ASCAP.
A selection of M&V articles about Stephen Paulus
CD Spotlight. Yuletide Writing - The Taylor Festival Choir, heard by Howard Smith. '... irresistible verve and clarity.'
Record Box. A Rewarding Experience - Music from The Phoenix Chorale impresses Patric Standford