Paul Lombardi

Paul Lombardi

Associate Professor, Theory and Composition

MUSIC

W M Lee Center for Fine Arts 125

Phone: (605) 658-3473

Email: Paul.Lombardi@usd.edu

Bio:

Paul Lombardi holds a Ph.D. in music composition from the University of Oregon, and studied composition with David Crumb, Robert Kyr, Stephen Blumberg, and Leo Eylar. His music has been performed in more than 30 states across the US, as well as in other areas in North America, South America, and Europe. Recordings of his music are available from Parma Recordings (forthcoming), Capstone Records, Zerx Records, ERMMedia, and Thinking outLOUD Records. Many groups have played his music, notably the Kiev Philharmonic, the East Coast Composers Ensemble, Third Angle, and the Hundredth Monkey Ensemble. His music has been performed at national and regional Society of Composers, Inc., National Association of Composers/USA, College Music Society conferences as well as numerous festivals and symposiums. He placed third in the orchestra division of the 2014 American Prize in Composition, is the winner of the 2011 Renee B. Fisher Piano Composition Competition, and has received commissions including one by the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium in honor of George Crumb on the occasion of his 75th birthday. Some of his scores are published in the 2011 Anthology of Contemporary Concert Music and the SCI Journal of Scores. Dr. Lombardi's theoretical work focuses on mathematics and music, and is published in the Music Theory Spectrum, Indiana Theory Review, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, and College Music Symposium among other places. He has presented his research at numerous theory conferences, both national and regional. He is an associate professor of music theory and composition at the University of South Dakota, where he was awarded the 2018 Belbas Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching.


Research Interests:

Music and mathematics; Post-tonal theory; Music composition


Education:

  • Ph D, Music Composition, University of Oregon, 2004
  • M.M., Music Composition, California State University, Sacramento, 1998
  • B.M., Music Theory and Composition, California State University, Sacramento, 1996
  • A.S., College of the Siskiyous, 1994

Grants:

  • Travel Fund Grant, College of Fine Arts. (2018 - 2018)
  • Travel Fund Grant, College of Fine Arts. (2017 - 2017)
  • CTL Teaching and Learning Grant, Music Department. (2016 - 2016)
  • Travel Funds Grant, College of Fine Arts. (2014 - 2014)
  • New Faculty Grant. (2013 - 2014)

Publications:

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  • Lombardi, Paul, and Moskowitz, David. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. In The 100 Best Bands of All Time: An Encyclopedia, edited by Dave Moskowitz. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2015.
  • Lombardi, Paul, and Moskowitz, David. Aerosmith. In The 100 Best Bands of All Time: An Encyclopedia, edited by Dave Moskowitz. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2015.
  • Lombardi, Paul. Nocturne. In Variants, Track 6. Concord, MA: Thinking outLOUD Records, 2013.
  • Lombardi, Paul. Variants. In Variants, Track 5. Concord, MA: Thinking outLOUD Records, 2013.
  • Lombardi, Paul. Serial N-Cubes. In Analyzing the Music of Living Composers (and Others), edited by Jack Boss, Brad Osborn, Tim S. Pack, and Stephen Rodgers, 240-53. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
  • Lombardi, Paul. Segue. Edited by Bruce Taub. Vol. 49. New York, NY: The SCI Journal of Music Scores, 2013.
  • Lombardi, Paul. Review of Behind Bars: The Definitive Guide to Music Notation, by Elaine Gould. Edited by David G. Woods. Vol. 51. Missoula, MT: College Music Symposium: Journal of the College Music Society, 2013.
  • Lombardi, Paul. Piano Concerto. In Anthology of Contemporary Concert Music, edited by Chris Brubaker, Wallace De Pue, Mark Zanter, 407-81. North Hampton, NH: Parma, 2011.
  • Lombardi, Paul. Segue. In Anthology of Contemporary Concert Music, edited by Chris Brubaker, Wallace De Pue, Mark Zanter, 30-34. North Hampton, NH: Parma, 2011.
  • Lombardi, Paul. Wolf Pack. In Anthology of Contemporary Concert Music, edited by Chris Brubaker, Wallace De Pue, Mark Zanter, 303-315. North Hampton, NH: Parma, 2011.
  • Lombardi, Paul, and Wester, Michael. Serial Mistakes in Stravinsky's Requiem Canticles. Vol. 80, Iss. 6. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 2010.
  • Lombardi, Paul, and Wester, Michael. A Tesseract in Boulez's Structures 1a, 339-59. Vol. 30, Iss. 2. Music Theory Spectrum, 2008.
  • Lombardi, Paul. A Symmetrical Property of Rotational Arrays in Stravinsky's Late Music, 75-113. Vol. 25. Bloomington, IN: Indiana Theory Review, 2007.
  • Lombardi, Paul. Acquiesce. In Albuzerxque, Track 2. Vol. 29, Iss. 074. Albuquerque, NM: Zerx Records, 2007.
  • Lombardi, Paul. Nocturne. In Albuzerxque, Track 1. Vol. 26, Iss. 071. Albuquerque, NM: Zerx Records, 2007.
  • Lombardi, Paul. Piano Concerto. In Masterworks of the New Era, Disc 3, Tracks 2-3. Vol. 11. Norfolk, VA: ERMMedia, 2007.
  • Lombardi, Paul. Elegy. In Sonance: New Music for Piano, Track 9. Brooklyn, NY: Capstone, 2006.
  • Lombardi, Paul. Holocene. In Albuzerxque, Track 1. Vol. 21, Iss. 063. Albuquerque, NM: Zerx Records, 2005.
  • Lombardi, Paul, and Madison, Allen. Blurred Justice, 64. Vol. 38. Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review .
  • Lombardi, Paul. Feathered Beams. Chicago, IL: Music Theory Online.

Awards and Honors:

  • Belbas Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2018
  • South Dakota Music Educators Association Composition Contest, National Association for Music Education, 2015
  • The American Prize in Composition, The American Prize, 2014
  • International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition (finalist), International Music Prizes, 2011
  • Renee B. Fisher Piano Composer Award, Neighborhood Music School, New Haven, CT, 2011
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Oregon, 2003
  • Pi Kappa Lambda, Association of College Honor Societies, 1996
  • Senior Achievement Award, California State University, Sacramento, 1996

Presentations:

  • Lombardi, Paul, Madison, Allen. Blurred Justice. Presented at the College Music Society Great Plains Chapter, Waverly, IA. (March 18, 2018)
  • Lombardi, Paul. Reinterpretation in the Interlude from Stravinsky's Requiem Canticles. Presented at the Louisiana State University Music Colloquium, Louisiana State University. (May 20, 2017)
  • Lombardi, Paul. Geometrical Constructs in Contemporary Music. Presented at the Sound, Color, Shape..., University of South Dakota. (March 30, 2017)
  • Lombardi, Paul. An illustrative approach to Seven Laitz's phrase model as a tool to teach how common-practice tonality works. Presented at the 29th CMS Pacific Northwest Regional Conference , Forest Grove, OR. (March 19, 2016)
  • Lombardi, Paul. An illustrative approach to Seven Laitz's phrase model as a tool to teach how common-practice tonality works. Presented at the 35th CMS Great Plains Regional Conference, University of Missouri, Kansas City. (March 5, 2016)
  • Lombardi, Paul. Octatonic Polysemy in the Introduction to Part 2 of The Rite of Spring. Presented at the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic, Princeton, NJ. (March 13, 2015)
  • Lombardi, Paul. Feathered Beams Decomposed. Presented at the University of Nebraska at Kearney New Music Festival, Kearney, NE. (March 9, 2015)
  • Lombardi, Paul. Evenness. Presented at the Music Theory Society of New York State, New York, NY. (April 5, 2014)
  • Lombardi, Paul. Feathered Beams Decomposed. Presented at the 2014 Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference, Ball State University, Muncie, IN. (March 20, 2014)