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Paul Frucht

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Paul Frucht


Paul Frucht (b. 1989, Danbury, Conn.) in an American composer an educator.

Paul holds a Master of Music Degree in Composition from the Juilliard School, where he is now a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate. In 2011, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York University’s Steinhardt School, earning a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition. His principal teachers have been Robert Beaser and Justin Dello Joio. An enthusiastic educator himself, Paul was a teaching fellow in Juilliard’s College Division for four years and an instructor in Juilliard’s Pre-College for two years before joining the adjunct at New York University’s Steinhardt School in 2015.

Frucht's music has been hailed for its “sense of lyricism, driving pulse, and great urgency” (WQXR). His music has recently been performed by the American Composers Orchestra, Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra, and at the piano Sonoma Music Festival, where he was composer-in-residence from 2014-2015.

He is the recipient of a Morton Gould Young Composer Award from ASCAP, a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as Juilliard’s Gena Raps Chamber Music Prize, Arthur Friedman Award, and Palmer Dixon Prize. This past year [2016], he received the American Composers Orchestra’s Audience Choice Award for his work Dawn, which was performed by the ACO as part of the 25th Annual Underwood New Music Readings. In 2015, Paul launched the Danbury Chamber Music Intensive, which champions the work of Danbury native, Charles Ives, as well as today’s living American composers.

Works for Winds


  • Paul Frucht website Accessed 14 April 2017
  • State College of New York at Fredonia Concert Band concert program, 13 April 2017