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Dooley, Paul 




Paul Dooley's music has been described as "impressive and beautiful" by American composer Steve Reich. Mr. Dooley's path has embraced not only his Western Classical heritage, but also a cross-cultural range of contemporary music, dance, art, technology and the interactions between the human and natural worlds. Dooley is a Lecturer in Performing Arts Technology at the University of Michigan. While at the University of Michigan, Dooley has taught courses in electronic music, co-directed the 2009 Midwest Composers Symposium and in 2010 was coordinator of the ONCE. MORE. Festival, a 50 year anniversary of the ONCE Festival of Contemporary Music.

Dooley has studied composition primarily with composers Michael Daugherty, Bright Sheng, and Evan Chambers. He also earned a degree in music composition at the University of Southern California where his mentors included Frank Ticheli, Stephen Hartke, and Frederick Lesemann. His music has been performed by Alarm Will Sound, the Charlotte Symphony, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Omaha Symphony, Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Youth Symphony, American Youth Symphony, Chautauqua Festival Orchestra, American Philharmonic, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, USC Thornton Symphony, USC Wind Ensemble, University of Michigan Symphony Band, and the Frost Wind Ensemble, and his music received a reading by the Detroit Symphony conducted by Leonard Slatkin. Premieres in 2014 include a Chamber Symphony commissioned by the Charleston Symphony and Coast of Dreams, a work inspired by early Los Angeles activist Charles Lummis, which has been performed by the Los Angeles-based Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra as well as the Amarillo Symphony. A new work of Dooley’s commissioned by the American Youth Symphony will be premiered in Disney Hall in March 2015.  Other 2014-15 commissions include works for the American Bandmasters Association, a consortium of wind bands organized by the Paula Holcomb at SUNY Fredonia, the American Bandmasters Association, the Hyperion Duo, and the Akropolis Reed Quintet. Dooley is also collaborating with librettists Cameron Jackson and Jessica Cox on a new, full length multi-media opera, Gate of Ivory Gate of Horn

Dooley has received a wide range of prizes for his work, including the 2013 Jacob Druckman Award for orchestral composition, a 2010 BMI Student Composer Award, a 2008 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, a fellowship to the 2008 Aspen Music Festival Composition Masterclass with Christopher Rouse, and a Regents fellowship to the University of Michigan.




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