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Stephen Paulus

Stephen Paulus has been composing music in a variety of genre since he was thirteen years old. Among the over 200 works are more than 30 orchestral works, 8 full length operas, dozens of choral works and numerous compositions for solo voice and for chamber ensembles.He grew up in Minnesota, and attended Macalester College in St. Paul before completing his academic and musical studies at the University of Minnesota in 1978. Although he studied piano from age ten, and received a BA in piano performance, his primary interest has always been composing and, with Libby Larson, he co-founded the Minnesota Composers Forum in 1973, which he served for eleven years as manager and primary fund raiser.