Fifteen months after suffering a stroke composer Stephen Paulus passed away on 10/19/2014 and the field is better having him been a part of it. In addition to being a gifted and successful composer, Paulus was a genuine entrepreneur composer who was decades ahead of his time and generously shared his time and wisdom with fellow composers.
In addition to a 23 year tenure as an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers board member, he founded The American Composers Forum, a leading service organization serving the needs of composers.
You can read more about Paulus’ career and accomplishments in an excellent article by Graydon Royce in the 10/20/2014 edition of the Star-Tribune.
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A terribly sad time in Minnesota right now. Steve Paulus, when I met him in the 1980’s, was so open to the new, interested in other arts, and intensely curious. I loved talking with him — so down-to-earth, genuine, warm and just a lovely human being. He supported my writing efforts at the time, which surprised me, but that was Steve. My thoughts and condolences are with his family and close friends now. Thankful for all the music he’s written but now bereft that his musical voice is now silent.