PAUL REALE (b 1943 )
American composer Paul Reale was born in 1943 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He holds degrees from Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied with George Rochberg and George Crumb. Between 1969 and 2004 he was professor of music at UCLA, and was awarded the Luckman Prize in 1995. Reale is the recipient of six awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Beeler Prize for wind ensemble composition, and commissions from the Jerome Foundation and the Ahmanson Organ Trust among others. His music is published by Carl Fischer Inc., Theodore Presser, Laurendale Associates and Yelton Rhodes. Commercial recordings are available from New Ariel Records, Cinnabar Records, Music & Arts and Naxos.
Novelty vs. Originality: An Interview with Composer Paul Reale