About Me

The only true failure is the failure to try - (original)

Born on the East Coast. Mother grew up in India. Father was a minister and then a sculptor.
Along with sister and parents, sang four-part hymns at an early age.
Started writing music at 10 or 11.
Played basketball.
Grew up in ethnically diverse neighborhoods.
Lifelong commitment to music and social equality and responsibility.

Classes I Teach

Fall 2021

26549MUSI 3A1Comprehensive Musicianship (First Quarter)
23603MUSI 13A1Beginning Singing I
23606MUSI 13B1Beginning Singing II
22941MUSI 13C1Beginning Singing III

Faculty Info

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Paul Setziol




A-1 - West side


  • B.Mus:Composition, University of Oregon, 1972
  • M.Mus: Composition, University of Oregon, 1975
  • Guest Scholar: Composition and Piano, Sweelink Conservatorium, 1975-76
  • DMA: Composition and Theory, University of Oregon, 1980

Office Hours

Spring 2018

7:45-8:15 and 10:30-11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday

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