Paul E. Beaudoin
Paul E. Beaudoin (b. 1960, Hialeah, Florida) is an American composer, theorist and author. His 60 second piano piece "dance re: pnmr" has been on a worldwide tour with pianist Guy Livingston and was recorded by him for the Wergo label.
Dr. Beaudoin received his education from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL (BM, 1983); the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA (MM with Academic Distinction, 1987) and a Ph.D. in Music Composition and Theory from Brandeis University in 2002. He has worked with Martin Boykan, Robert Cogan, Michael Finnissy, and Dennis Kam.
He has authored a chapter on American Jazz and another on American popular music that appears in Connect for Education's OnMusic of the World (McGraw-Hill) (Fall,2007).  He teamed with Judith Tick on the Oxford University Press book "Music of the U.S.A.: A Documentary Companion" (Oct., 2008) and he is a widely respected reviewer of music texts published by Prentice Hall, Bedford/St. Martins, W. W. Norton, and McGraw Hill. In 2009, his online "History of Jazz" received an Innovative Teaching award from the Center for Teaching and Learning at Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, MA. Dr. Beaudoin continues to develop online courses in music and art that are recognized internationally.
In 2009, Dr. Beaudoin was invited to deliver a paper entitled "iTunes, YouTube and Me: Integrating Music Technology in the Music Classroom" at the 2nd Conference on the Changing Face of Music Education in Tallinn, Estonia. That paper was subsequently translated into Hungarian and published in the journal Parlando. In April of 2012, Dr. Beaudoin delivered the opening Keynote Address titled "What if?" at the Changing Face of Music and Art Education in Tallinn, Estonia.  That address was partially translated into Estonian and subsequently broadcast on ClassicRadio One throughout the Baltic region.
In 2013, Dr. Beaudoin presented at the eLearning in Action conference at the Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology in the U.A.E.  He was also a workshop leader at the Rhode Island Music Educators Conference and Blackboard World 2013 where he addressed issues of motivating online students. He is returning to the Institute of Fine Arts at Tallinn University in Estonia to deliver a keynote address entitled "The Puzzle Box."
He has been a composers' fellow at the MacDowell Colony (1995; 1997), the Wellesley Composer's Conference (1997); the Festival at Sandpoint, June in Buffalo (Buffalo, New York), and was an American composer-in-residence at the Royal Opera House Garden Venture in Dartington, England. As a theorist he has given papers on the music of Milton Babbitt (New England Conference of Music Theorists, 1994), György Ligeti (McGill Theory Conference, 2000) and has twice participated in the Orpheus Academy for Music Theory in Ghent, Belgium.
Dr. Beaudoin has taught music theory, music history, music composition and clarinet at Northeastern University, the New England Conservatory of Music, the Boston Conservatory of Music and online courses in Music History and Jazz at Somerset Community College in Somerset, Kentucky. In 1996 he received the coveted Brandeis Prize Instructorship and in 2003, the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award from Northeastern University. He is currently Assistant Professor of Humanities at Fitchburg State University and a lecturer at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island.
List of works 
Large ensemble (with or without electronics) 
- degrees of certainty (work in progress) for Flute, Bb clarinet, violin, violoncello, double bass, piano, percussion, and electronic tape.
- breaking the surface (1996) for chamber orchestra. (15:00)
Paul Beaudoin, Brandeis Univ., Slosberg Hall, February 9, 1996. Efrain Guigui, Wellesley Composer's Conference, August, 1997.
Chamber music 
- Three Vignettes for Clarinet Choir (2007) for 3 Bb Clarinets, 1 Eb Alto CLarinet (or optional 4th Bb Clarinet) and 1 Bb Bass Clarinet.
Written for Peter Cokkinias and the Berklee College of Music Clarinet Choir.
- in certain circles (1996) for Flute/Alto Flute, Bb Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, and piano (12:00)
First Performance: Auros Group for New Music; New England Conservatory Enchanted Circle Series, January 31, 1996.
- ein brief (1993) for string quartet. (12:00)
Lydian String Quartet, Brandeis University, Slosberg Hall, April 18, 1993. June in Buffalo String Quartet, June 7, 1995.
- Etchings 1 (1990) for 2 Pianos. (10:00)
First performance: Jeffrey Payne and Yukiko Tagaki, Franklin Chamber Music Series, September 23, 1990.
- …you will hear thunder… (1990) for 5 Bb clarinets and Chinese Tam-tam. (open form)
First performance conducted by the composer at The Enchanted Circle Concert Series, New England Conservatory, January 18, 1990. Underground Composers, First and Second Church, Boston, MA. June 6, 1993.
- Etchings II (1992) for String Quartet and 2 Pianos. (10:00)
First performance: "The New Generation", New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA. February 24, 1992.
- Etchings V (1992) for 2 Flutes, Bb clarinet, Trumpet, Double Bass, Soprano, 2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello, Percussion, 2 pianos. (10:00)
Auros Group for New Music, National Association of Composers, USA at New England Conservatory of Music Jordan Hall, Boston, MA. October 21, 1992.
- First Weaving (1986) for Two Pianos/ 8 hands. (open form)
Commissioned and first performed by James Hoffmann, Enchanted Circle Concert Series, New England Conservatory of Music, October 1, 1986.
- Movements (1985) for brass quintet. (12:00)
New England Conservatory Honor's Brass Quintet, Jordan Hall, May 7, 1985.
Solo instruments (with or without electronics) 
- GOON (2010) for solo clarinet. (ca. 4:30)
- from point and line to plane for solo piano and electronic tape. (12:30) (near completion)
- A Winter's Voice (2002) for Bb clarinet and electronic tape. (6:51) (under revision)
First performance by the composer at the Boston Conservatory of Music, September 2002.
- re: dance (PNMR) (1998) solo piano, (1:00) Commissioned by Guy Livingston.
Performance: The Knitting Factory, New York City, July 25, 2001. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland. March 28, 1998.
- Virginia Reels (1998) Solo Piano. (10:00) Commissioned for pianist Virginia Eskin.
- windows of mythology (1995) for Flute and Piano.
First performance: Fenwick Smith and Judith Gordon, Brandeis University Downtown, First and Second Church, Boston, MA. May 4, 1995.
- ready, set, go! (1994) for solo piano. Commission by the League ISCM Boston Section and published in Extraordinary Measures, A League ISCM Boston publication.
- Sandpoint Fragments I (1990) for violin and piano. (6:30)
David Santucci, Violin and Shannon Wettstein, piano. Bernhard Mayer Auditorium, New School for Social Research, New York, New York. November 26, 1991.
- Aphorisms (1990) for solo piano. (7:30)
Jeffrey Payne, Pianist, National Association of Composers, USA, Christ and St. Stephen's Church, New York, New York. March 17, 1991. Jeffrey Payne, Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL. January 28, 1992.
- Stanzas (1987) for solo violin. (6:45).
Gregor Kitzis, Violin, NACUSA, New York City, April 17, 1988 Laura Caballero, Violin, American Society of University Composers, New England Conference, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. April 25, 1987
Theater and opera works 
- Original Incidental Music for Molière's "The Imaginary Invalid."
Northeastern University Dept. of Theater and The Silver Masque, Nancy Kindelan, director, March, 1998.
- Full Moon Over The Palace of Love. (1992) chamber opera. (22:00)
First performance at the Royal Opera House "Garden Venture," Dartington, England, August 21, 1992.
Vocal music 
- To Dream of Sleep (1997) for Soprano, Oboe, Violin, Piano. (8:30) Text by Anna Ahkmatova.
First performance: Brandeis University, Slosberg Hall, conducted by the composer.
- A Ringing Bell (1982-1983, rev. 2007) for soprano, Bb clarinet, and piano. Text by Kenneth Rexroth. (10:00)
First performance by the Lumen Ensemble, Louisiana State University, January, SCI Conference, South Chapter, January, 1983.
Electronic music 
- dem andenken eine engel (2002) for electronic tape. (9:11:01)
First performance: Boston Conservatory of Music Contemporary Music Festival. October 1, 2002. Zeppelin 2004, Madrid and Barcelona, Spain. May 19-25, 2004.
- sixth weaving (2006) for 6 MIDI Marimabas and chamber ensemble (under revision)
- Ballet Meccanique Remix (2003) for electronic tape. (9:30) Commissioned by the New Jersey Guild of Composers for the First George Antheil Conference.
- lamentus (for robert cogan and pozzi escot) (2002 / 3:30), for electronic tape. Available on DISContact! III [PeP 007], Montreal Canada.
- Nocturnal (Omaggio a Varese) (2002) for electronic tape. (6:51)
First performed at Loud Software at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, December 1, 2004.
- re: dance (PNMR). Recorded by Guy Livingston on "Don’t Panic: 60 Seconds for piano." Wergo 66492.
- lamentus (for robert cogan and pozzi escot). available on CeC, Montreal, Canada.
- ISBN: ISBN 978-0-9779276-3-0
- NY: Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-513987-7
- Programme notes are available in the article “Bios, Notes & Pieces,” eContact! 5.4 — Electro-Shorts — DISContact! III (Montréal: CEC).
- More information on the CD compilation is available on the CEC’s website.
- Available on DISContact! III [PeP 007], Montreal, Canada.