Paula Foley Tillen – Milwaukee Pianist

Paula Tillen, Milwaukee Pianist

Paula Tillen, Milwaukee Pianist

Paula Foley Tillen has been a professional musician in the Milwaukee area for the past thirty years. She has acted as music director for many metropolitan area theatre companies, and is active at Milwaukee ComedySportz, where she performs and leads workshops in musical improvisation. Paula is director of music at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Waukesha, Wis. In addition, she maintains a private piano studio of about 15 students; and remains much in demand as a pianist, vocal coach, and accompanist. Paula is a founding member and composer-in-residence of the only professional women’s vocal ensemble in the Midwest, the Milwaukee Choral Artists. She has co-written and composed for two original theatre pieces that have been produced by Milwaukee’s Windfall Theatre. Her compositions and arrangements have been performed by the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Chorale, the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Women’s Chorus, Mastersingers of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Choral Artists, Wisconsin Cream City Chorus, Windfall Theatre (Milwaukee), Choir of the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist (Milwaukee), as well as the 2007 Michigan  All-State Treble Choir, the 2008 North Central ACDA Women’s Honors Choir, Concentus Women’s Choir (Rochester, NY), Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble (Berkeley, CA), the Lyric Singers of Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI), Women’s Voices Chorus (Chapel Hill, NC) and many others. Also featured at the 2004 GALA International Festival (Montreal, Canada), at reading sessions of 2005′s American Choral Directors’ Association National Convention, and the nationally televised Service of Lessons & Carols from the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, (Milwaukee) in December, 2006. Winner of the 2008 Joe Shepley Choral Composition Competition (Namasté Women’s Choir, Los Angeles, CA).

phone: 312.622.8087
email: ptillen@gmail.com

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