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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


Ouroboros, for chamber ensemble, selected for performance by North/South Consonance

Scenes from The Loathly Lady performed as part of the Hartford Opera Theater's 2018 New in November Festival

Entanglements, for flute and piano, selected as winner of the 2017 Flute New Music Consortium Composition Competition

Paul Richards named a 2017 University of Florida Research Foundation Professor

Common Coda premiered in Romania with violist Cornelia Petroiu as part of the Composer's Voice PUZZLE-GARDE concert

Harbor Music premiered by Symphony Number One at the 2016 Light City Festival

If You Could Only See the Frog won the 2014 Columbia Summer Winds Outdoor Composition Competition

Tomorrow in Australia selected as a finalist in the 2014 Flute New Music Consortium Competition

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