Associate Professor of Composition
Director of SYCOM
Phone: (813) 974-2387
Paul Reller, Associate Professor of Music, is a part of the Composition Department and serves as Director of USF's SYCOM (Systems Complex for the Recording and Performing Arts) Electronic Music Studio. Reller teaches electronic music, acoustic composition, and the History of Blues and Rock Music. Reller helped start the Bonk Festival of New Music, and his work has been performed at the Festival by Margaret Lancaster, Conrad Harris, Hilton Jones, and the USF Percussion Ensemble.
In 2002, he released a two-CD set featuring his compositions for acoustic and electronic instruments entitled The Big Vibration. Reller produced albums for G.G. Allin (Carnival of Excess), Tiny Tim (Prisoner of Love), and Clang, his own band. He wrote and sang for the three CDs they released including Lovey-Dovey, Pol Pot Pie, and The Curse of Clang.
He studied with Samuel Adler, Dominick Argento, Paul Fetler, David Liptak, Robert Morris, Allan Shindler, and Joseph Schwantner.
Reller received the Harold Hanson Large Ensemble Prize from the Eastman School of Music, the Bearns Prize, a BMI Student Composer Award, and two ASCAP awards.
Reller has worked extensively in theater and dance and was composer-in-residence for the Jobsite Theater in 1999-2000. Jobsite produced his musical, The Ruins or Meditations on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature, at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in the summer of 2000. He served as composer, music director, and performer for USF's Department of Theater and Dance.
Reller received a BM from the University of Minnesota and a Masters at the Eastman School of Music.