Paul Gothard III
piano/composition/theory/director, LEC Community Chorus
Paul Gothard III holds a BFA in Piano and Composition from Lake Erie College, studying with Dr. Harold Fink and David Gooding, and a M.M. in Music Composition from Cleveland State University, where he studied with Bain Murray, Jules Drossin, Edwin London, and Rudolph Bubalo, and where he also continued graduate piano studies with Andrius Kuprevicious.. Professor Gothard is a member of the Cleveland Composers Guild and has written for a wide variety of music media, including: choral, instrumental, vocal, chamber ensemble, theatre, dance, and electronic. He has attended composer symposia with Alberto Ginastera, Aaron Copland, Hans Werner Henze, Luciano Berio, Evelyn Glynnie, Leonard Bernstein, and Witold Lutoslawski. One of Professor Gothard's works was selected for performance at the AKI Contemporary Music Festival, at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and a number of his works have been heard broadcast on Cleveland's classical FM radio station, WCLV. Along with baritone, Andrew White, Gothard won the 1996 Vocal Arts Resource Network competition for vocal/piano duos. Professor Gothard has been teaching at Lake Erie College since 1973.