Stephen Paulus

From Wind Repertory Project
Stephen Paulus


Stephen Paulus (24 August 1949, Summit, New Jersey - 19 October 2014, Minnesota) was a prolific composer of over 350 works. He was fluent in all genres, including orchestra, opera, chorus, chamber ensemble, solo voice, concert band, piano and organ.

Paulus lived most of his life in Minnesota. He co-founded the American Composers Forum in 1973 and continued to work on behalf of his colleagues as the Symphony and Concert representative on the ASCAP Board of Directors. His music has been commissioned, recorded and performed by such varied performers as The New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 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.

In 2014, Paulus's work Concerto for Two Trumpets and Band was nominated for a Grammy in the Contemporary Classical Composition category.

Works for Winds


  • Bowen, C. Kevin. "Mosaic." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 398-402. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.
  • Stephen Paulus website