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College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Music and Dance

Faculty - Paul Orgel

Paul Orgel

Paul Orgel, Affiliate Artist
Piano

  • D.M.A. (Performance - Piano), Temple University
  • M.M. (Performance - Piano), Boston University
  • B.Mus (Performance - Piano), New England Conservatory
Contact information
Email: Paul Orgel
Website: PaulOrgel.com

Affiliate Artist Paul Orgel has concertized throughout the United States, Europe, and China as a solo recitalist and chamber musician. Critics have praised his playing for its "subtlety and attention to nuance" (Philadelphia Inquirer), "rare pathos" (New York Times), and "brilliant technique, sense of humor, and fantasy" (Bridgeport Post).

A versatile musician with wide-ranging interests and an extremely varied repertoire, Orgel has worked with many composers including Messaien, Cage, Rochberg, and Crumb on their music. Orgel can be heard on recordings of music by Louis Moyse (Works for Flute and Piano) on the CRI (now New World) label, a 2003 Grammy nominee, and on Capstone (Keyboard Fantasies by Curt Cacioppo). His solo recording, Music of the Holocaust, featuring music by Karel Berman, Pavel Haas, Gideon Klein, and Viktor Ullmann, was released on the Phoenix USA label in 2005.

A distinguished teacher, he has served as an Affiliate Artist at M.I.T., a visiting teacher at Wesleyan University, and an instructor of piano at Interlochen Arts Academy. He taught on the faculties of Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges, and Temple University prior to becoming a member of the music faculty at the University of Vermont. He is the director of the Humanities Program Concert Series at Saint Michael's College, a faculty member of the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and a reviewer for Fanfare Magazine.

Memorable performances: He has given notable concerts in places such as New York's Merkin Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Jordan Hall and the Gardner Museum in Boston, the Ordway Theater in St. Paul, and the San Francisco Conservatory.

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Faculty Directory

D. Thomas Toner, Department Chair

Paul Asbell, Jazz Guitar
Paul Besaw, Dance
Clare Byrne, Dance
Joe Capps, Jazz Guitar
Nadine Carpenter, Oboe
Tom Cleary, Jazz Piano
Selene Colburn, Dance
Sarah Cullins, Voice
Rick Davies, Trombone
Amber deLaurentis Cleary, Jazz Voice
Steve Ferraris, Djembe
David Feurzeig, Theory
Erin Grainger, Voice
Paula Higa, Dance
Gerald Lanoue, Bassoon
Anne Janson, Flute
Patricia Julien, Theory, Jazz
Steve Klimowski, Clarinet
Yutaka Kono, Orchestra
John Mantegna, Guitar
David Neiweem, Voice, Choirs, Organ
Paul Orgel, Piano
Sylvia Parker, Piano, Theory
Alan Parshley, Horn
Suzanne Polk, Cello
Evelyn Read, Violin/Viola
Patricia Riley, Music Ed.
John Rivers, Jazz Bass
Jeff Salisbury, Drums
Lynn Ellen Schimoler, Dance
Wayne Schneider, History
Heidi Soons, Harp
Clyde Stats, History
Alex Stewart, Jazz
William Tilley, Bass
D. Thomas Toner, Band, Percussion
Ray Vega, Trumpet, Jazz
Robert Wigness, Trombone
Michael Zsoldos, Saxophone

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