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Composers » P » Paul R. Pedersen (Camrose, AB, Canada, 1935)

  • Residence: Toronto, ON, Canada

Paul Pedersen is a Canadian composer, arts administrator and music educator. An associate of the Canadian Music Centre and a member of the Canadian League of Composers, he is particularly known for his works of electronic music, a number of which utilize various forms of multimedia. In 1961, Pedersen joined the music staff at Parkdale Collegiate Institute in Toronto. He left there in 1962 when he was appointed music director of Augustana University College, a post he held through 1964. In 1966 he was appointed to the music faculty at McGill University, where he remained for the next 24 years. He served as the chairman of McGill’s theory department from 1970-74 and was head of the school’s electronic music studio from 1971-74. He served as Associate Dean of the music school from 1974-76 and then was Dean of the school from 1976-86. He was also director and executive producer of McGill University Records from 1976-90. In 1990, Pedersen left McGill to become the Dean of the music school at the University of Toronto.

[TIES 2014, 2014]

List of Works

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