Paul Reilly

Professor of Music Performance and Coordinator of Music Performance

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MI 122   Phone: 765-285-5582  

School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Classic guitarist Paul Reilly is professor and director of the Ball State University, School of Music, Classic Guitar Ensemble since 1970. He received the Bachelor of Music degree from De Paul University in 1969 and the Master of Music degree from Ball State University in 1972. Both degrees are with a major in composition. During his undergraduate years he studied guitar privately with Richard Pick, a noted American Classic Guitarist and performed regularly in Chicago for the Chicago Guitar Society and appeared several times on WTTW, Chicago Public Television. Reilly has also spent two summers in Spain where he studied at the International Summer Music Academy with Gabriel Estarellas. He received, from the Academy, an Excellence in Performance Diploma and an Excellence in Study Diploma. He has also studied with Pepe Romero, Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Michael Lorimar and received from Romero a distinguished performer certificate. He has toured extensively in Taiwan, finishing his seventh tour this past March, 2004. The China News described him as a "dynamic performer with a solid technique and excellent musical taste."

He has presented performances of Leo Brouwer's Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra, and the Indiana premieres of Claude Bolling's Concerto for Guitar and Jazz Trio and Picnic Suite for Flute, Guitar and Jazz Trio. He has also performed the Midwest Premiere of Thea Musgrave's Soliloquy III for Guitar and Chamber Ensemble and in California he has done Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Napa Symphony. He also premiered Garland Anderson’s Sonata for Guitar and Anderson’s Five Studies for Guitar. He has also performed in New York city as soloist for the Composers Condordance and as a duo performer with Professor Maureen Miller, mezzo-soprano. As ”Duo Elegante” with Professor George Wolfe he has performed at Interlochen Summer Music Academy and at the Chautauqua Institute in New York and as a Duo partner with Assistant Professor Jeffrey Ballard he has performed at Harvard University as part of the Music at Noon for the Cambridge Music Society.

Professor Reilly has completed and published his book “Guitar Technique Through Repertoire- a guide to developing guitar technique through a selection of original compositions”. It has been released by Mel Bay Publications, a leader in guitar related published works.
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School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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