Paul Nelson Composer

– Updated March, 2019 –

Our Musical was Accepted to NYMF 2019!

See the web site:  Black Hole Wedding – The Green New Musical.

Contents of this Web Site


Most Recent Composition:  String Quartet two violins, viola, and ‘cello right hand

  • Contains PDF versions of all parts and score.
  • Now with an audio performance!


  • On music
  • Plays
  • Italian verbs
  • My water system
  • XML FAQ for newbies

Modular Maze Panels

An innexpensive, sturdy design for full-size, walk-through mazes that can be reconfigured to build hundreds of different maze designs. Combine your panels with others to create huge mazes that stretch over acres of land and take hours to solve.



My other website.


  • Italian Drill Program
  • Other

The Camino de Santiago

An amazing hike across the top of Spain to the city of “Santiago de Compostela”.

Biographical Information


  • Home:  Maryland & New York City
  • Born:  Aiken, South Carolina; grew up in Newark, Delaware


Instruments I Play

Please contact me to play chamber music!

  • Viola (A) / Violin (B)

Music Composition Awards

  • Frederick Loewe/ASCAP Musical Theater Scholarship (2005)
  • Virginia Carty deLillo Composition Competition (2004-1st, 2002-2nd)
  • Prix D’ete Composition Competition for Music and Technology (2004-3rd)
  • Randolph S. Rothschild Award (2004)
  • P. Bruce Blair Award (2003)
  • Philip D. Glass Scholarship (2004)
  • Peabody Merit Scholarship (4 years)

Professional Awards

  • Westinghouse Gold Signature Award (1986)
  • IIA Entrepreneur of the Year (1994, with Edwin Addison)
  • Washington Technology Best New Product of the Year (1994)

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