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Thank you for visiting and exploring my website. I am a Florida-based composer with eclectic tastes and a variety of compositional interests. As a result, I have written works for nearly every genre, from solo and chamber pieces, to symphonies and operas. My compositions page has descriptions, perusal scores, and sound files. You can also hear my works on my YouTube channel.

Performers and ensemble directors interested in purchasing scores and parts can order music through my catalog, and CD's can be found on my recordings page.

I am a Professor of Music and head of the composition and theory area at the University of Florida. I can easily be reached by email at

Recent news
My work If You Could Only See the Frog won the 2014 Columbia Summer Winds Outdoor Composition Competition

On the Art of Making Bread was selected in the Concert of Millennials 2014 call for scores

Opera Premiere
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Biennale premiered at The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia

New CD
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Witch Doctor, the Wind Ensemble Music of Paul Richards
Available Now!

Also Available
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Paul Richards CD, Fables, Forms, and Fears

My Music on YouTube