PAUL DOOLEY (b 1983 )
Paul Dooley’s music has been described as “impressive and beautiful” by American composer Steve Reich. Dooley’s path has embraced not only his Western Classical heritage, but also a cross-cultural range of contemporary music, dance, art, technology and the interactions between the human and natural worlds. Paul Dooley is a lecturer at the University of Michigan where he has taught courses in electronic music, co-directed the Midwest Composers Symposium, and coordinated the ONCE. MORE. Festival, a fifty-year anniversary of the ONCE Festival of Contemporary Music. He received his doctorate from the University of Michigan, studying with Michael Daugherty, Bright Sheng and Evan Chambers. He also earned a degree in music composition at the University of Southern California where his mentors included Frank Ticheli, Stephen Hartke and Frederick Lesemann.
Dooley’s music has been performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, the College Band Directors National Association National Conference, the American Bandmasters Association Annual Conference and the Midwest Clinic, and has been commissioned by the Charleston Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, New York Youth Symphony, American Youth Symphony, and Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, the American Bandmasters Association, University of Florida, Detroit Chamber Winds, and consortiums organised by the University of Miami and SUNY Fredonia. Other performances of Dooley’s music include those by Alarm Will Sound, the Charlotte Symphony, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Omaha Symphony, Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, Chautauqua Festival Orchestra, American Philharmonic, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, USC Thornton Symphony, USC Wind Ensemble, University of Michigan Symphony Band, Frost Wind Ensemble, and a reading by the Detroit Symphony, conducted by Leonard Slatkin.