Richard Proulx (AmEng [pɺu]) (born April 3, 1937, St. Paul, Minnesota — died February 18, 2010, Chicago, Illinois) was an American composer and editor of church music, including anthems, service music, hymn concertatos, organ music and music for handbell choir, formerly based in Chicago. The pronunciation of his name is suggested by the section of his catalog entitled "Noulx [new] from Proulx".
He served as a consultant on several important hymnals, including The Hymnal 1982 of the Episcopal Church (United States), the United Methodist Hymnal and the Roman Catholic hymnals Worship II (1975) and Worship III (1986). He had a long association with Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, and has made several recordings with The Cathedral Singers, a professional chorus which he founded in 1991. He died in Chicago, Illinois, aged 72, from undisclosed causes.
- "An Interview with Richard Proulx", http://www.selahpub.com/MusicInWorship/ProulxInterview.html .
- An Interview with Richard Proulx
- AGO Distinguished Composer Award press release
- Chicago Tribune Obituary
- "A Tribute to Richard Proulx", produced by Chicago a cappella in May 2007