Paul Lavender

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Paul Lavender


Paul Lavender is an American composer, music businessman and arranger.

Lavender studied music theory and composition at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, where he obtained both his Bachelor of Music, 1973, and Master of Music degrees. At this institute he also taught music theory, sight singing and ear training. During this period, he also started his first arrangements for the Central Michigan University Marching Band, then led by Norman Dietz and Jack Saunders. In 1980 he became an arranger and collaborator at the music publishing house Jenson Publications, and in 1989 he joined the music publishing house Hal Leonard Corporation in the same position. He is currently [2021] vice president of instrumental publications.

In addition to numerous adaptations of classical music for wind orchestras, he also wrote his own compositions for this orchestral form, as well as chamber music and pedagogical works.

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