Faculty Fellow in Music

Department: Music


Office: Bixler 217
Phone: 207-859-5674

Mailing Address

5670 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8856

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays (1:00-2:00 p.m.)


Ph.D., Duke University, 2012
M.A., Duke University 2007
M.A., Cleveland Institute of Music, 2002
B.A., University of Michigan, 1999

Areas of Expertise

Electronic and Instrumental music
Choral Music
Popular Music History and Analysis

Professional Information

Paul Leary’s music has been featured nationally as well as internationally.  His saxophone quartet, “I have a Past Life Memory of the War that Blew the Fifth Planet into the Asteroid Belt” – and other stories from AM radio, was a finalist at the International Computer Music Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007, and winner of the Look & Listen call for scores, 2008.  Paul’s electronic music has been featured at over 30 concerts, festivals, and conferences including: Third Practice, Electronic Music Midwest, and SEAMUS 2011.  His dissertation work, Cries of Revelation, for SATB, soloists, string orchestra, French horn, piano, and six channel electronics will be performed this fall by the Choral Arts of Durham directed by Rodney Wynkoop.  

Courses Currently Teaching 2012-2013

MU153 Intro to Music Theory
MU341 Twentieth Century Music
MU157  Creating the Digital Age of Theater and Music, 1983-2010
MU298  The Art of Songwriting – Experiencing and Writing Popular Music 1990-Present