Composition at UD


On February 6th 2009 we lost one of our own, Gregory Andrew Paroulek. A sophomore composition major and percussionist, Greg passed on at only nineteen years of age. We continue to miss him every day!

On April 29th 2009 UD Department of Music students and faculty presented a concert of Greg's compositions in Gore Recital Hall to a packed audience of friends and family members.  

In his memory, Anne and Joseph Paroulek, Greg's parents, have created two awards: one in composition and one in percussion. These awards are given to graduating seniors in order to help them pursue the next step in their career. The Composition and Percussion Studios are sincerely grateful to Anne and Joseph for this wonderful gift, and actively work alongside them to ensure that, not only is Greg remembered, but that his music continues to live on. 

To learn more about Greg, please visit: 
Remembering Gregory Andrew Paroulek
Recipients of the Gregory Andrew Paroulek Award in Composition 
Recipients of the Gregory Andrew Paroulek 
Award in Percussion
​2017 - Daniel Despins
2015 - Carl Pariso
2013 - Kenneth Brown
2011 - Andrew Mauro
2010 - Eric Daino
2009 - Joshua Green
2017 - Chris Leich
2013 - Frank Cannella 
2012 - Matthew Marion

Anne and Joseph Paroulek with composition award recipients, Andrew Mauro and Kenneth Brown
The Gregory Andrew Paroulek Award
Gregory Andrew Paroulek Award Ceremony 2017