The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
American composer Paul Osterfield was born in 1973 in Nashville, Tennessee, and grew up in Northeast Ohio, composing and performing as a cellist and studying violin, piano and conducting. In 1990 the United States Copyright Office and the Library of Congress awarded Osterfield first prize in the Young Creators' Contest, and the winning work was taken up by the Cleveland Orchestra. His works have continued to enjoy performances internationally and throughout the USA.
Osterfield teaches music composition and theory at Middle Tennessee State University and has given composition seminars and masterclasses throughout the southern United States of America.