Paul Dedell‘s first original theatrical score, The Great American Hero, won the David B. Marshall award from the University of Michigan in 1979. His choral score “Come Life, Shaker Life” received the Alfred Nash Patterson Award. His compositions have been heard locally and internationally, most recently in collaborations with Marlboro College, New England Youth Theater, Sandglass Theater, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Current commissions include “Serenity” for Juno Orchestra as well works for Con Moto and The River School. With his wife, Susan, he co-directs Winged Productions, a series of events that aims to explore basic animating questions that lie at the heart of the human experience. Paul is director of the middle school at Hilltop School in Brattleboro.