Paul Cortese

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01/24/11    Cuba

TCU Jazz Visits Cuba

A report about the Texas Christian University Jazz Ensemble's performance at the Havana International Jazz Festival

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About Paul Cortese


Paul Cortese, Assistant Director in the TCU School of Music, wears many hats including that of administrator, project manager, guitarist, teacher and photographer/videographer.

Paul received his Bachelor of Music degree from Syracuse University and his Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory in classical guitar performance. He has performed extensively, most recently participating in TCU’s Festival of Ukrainian Chamber Music where he performed Ludmila Yurina’s piece for electric guitar and electronic soundtrack entitled Perseus-Beta-Agol.

As a teacher, Paul has taught and lectured at several different institutions including Northeastern University, Regis College, and Bridgewater State College. At TCU, Paul teaches MUSI 10083 Introduction to Film Music, a course he developed that examines the history and aesthetics of the cinematic soundtrack.

Paul’s extensive work with music technology and new media includes designing websites for music industry companies, developing multimedia presentations, working with Internet2 technologies, and maintaining his own website, .

In addition, Paul is also a photographer whose work captures musicians practicing, rehearsing and performing. His images have appeared in JazzTimes, JazzED, the Boston Globe, and the Boston Herald.

Paul Cortese joined the JazzTimes community on Jan 24, 2011