Paul Chihara has composed scores for more than 100 motion picture films and television, founded the UCLA Visual Media graduate program, and teaches Film Scoring at NYU. He received his doctorate from Cornell University, and also studied with Nadia Boulanger, Ernst Pepping, and Gunther Schuller. He was composer in residence at SF Ballet from 1973 to 1986, and has received the Fulbright and Guggenheim awards, and commissions from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, Juilliard Ensemble, and numerous others.

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