Frequently Asked Questions

Paul Dupré replies to some often asked questions about his music:

How long have you been composing?

More than fifteen years.

How many scores have you written?

More than one hundred have been completed and many more are in various stages of composition.

What is you honest opinion of your own music?

I am convinced that some of it will stand the test of time.

Your music clearly does not follow current trends in musical composition. Why is that, and what are you striving for?

My philosophy of music is summarized very accurately by the quotations on this website.

What are your current projects?

Among them are a symphony and a cello concerto as well as additional chamber music.

Are you interested in composing an opera?

Yes, most definitely. In fact, I have already conceived of much of the music for my first. Now it is mainly a question of getting the time and energy to complete the libretto.

What advice do you have for someone who wants to become a composer?

It is that ageless piece of wisdom: "Study the masters." This is very important – even if you don't want your music to sound anything like theirs. In this context, be sure to visit the page Resources for Composers on this website.

Could you review a piece that I have written?

I wish I could, but, unfortunately, it is not possible in most cases due to severe time constraints.

How can I contact you?

Please see the Contact page.