John Paulson (b. 1948) is an American composer and inventor.
He received a Master of Arts in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Minnesota. The creator of SmartMusic, Paulson was founder and CEO of MakeMusic Inc., the company that develops and markets Finale and SmartMusic. In addition to serving on the Global Economic Summit of the Music Products Industry and a International Association of Music Merchants, the Wenger Corporation, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the American Composers Forum, he was in Eastman’s Kaufman Advisors Group and in 2002 he received the Golden Clef Award from the Berklee College of Music in recognition of his lifetime commitment to music education. He is active as a music clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor.
Works for Winds
- John Paulson, C. Alan Publications
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "John Paulson." Accessed 22 April 2015.
- Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 470.