My life in about 368 words


July 2015

Paul F. Page, composer, teacher, and performer, is now retired from a 36-year teaching career—music, journalism, English—and divides much of his time among composing, arranging, and performing. His original music has been published by J. Paluch/World Library Publications, Mark Foster Music, Curtis Music, The Oregon Catholic Press, Hinshaw Music, Somerset Press/Hope Publishing, Lorenz Music, and CynMar Publications. A number of his works have been performed and recorded in Europe and Canada, the former Soviet Union, Japan, and extensively in the U.S.

Since 1984, Paul has toured Europe on six occasions as founder/director of the Santa Clara Choral Spectrum. He has adjudicated choral festivals in Feldkirche and Vienna, Austria. In 1982 he conducted his high school choir in a performance for then Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square, Rome. In 1988 he was honored by the Diocese of San Jose (CA) with its Benedictus Award, being cited for his ongoing work composing and arranging new liturgical music. His Blessing has been performed in the Ukraine, Russia, and throughout Western Europe, Canada, and the U.S. Selections of his choral music appear in university conducting texts that have been published in the U.S. and in Spain. His commercial for the Belco Electric company aired in Bermuda in the Fall of 2007. In each of the past eighteen years, Paul has been honored by ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) for his contributions to liturgical and classical music. Many of his compositions are featured online at, a composers’ forum where he has received consistently positive critical review both for composition and performance, on the French site, and in the Pump Audio (Getty Images) music portal which distributes Paul’s music world-wide for film, radio, and television projects. “Four Seasons in Rils Park/Fort Tilden” (2014) features Paul’s music in this project sponsored by The National Parks department, and a number YouTube projects also feature his works. Paul’s commercially-released CDs include: A Corner Of My WorldA Stately Affair, Autumn Sequence, Pastiche, Etudes d’Origine, When Pearls Become Wisdom. and Breath of Dawn. They are available at and on iTunes.

Paul has been married to Theodora for 44 years; he has two daughters and five grandchildren.