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Paul Hefner attended Hofstra University as a Dorothy B. Hoag Scholar of Music and earned a B.S. degree (magna cum laude) with highest honors in music. He was a piano performance major and studied with concert and recording artist Morton Estrin. He also studied electronic music composition with Herbert Deutsch, and composed and arranged for vocal ensembles and big band both as a student and professionally thereafter.While an undergrad, he was inducted int Pi Kappa Lambda (the National Music Honor Society,) and listed in “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.” As a graduate theory major at New York’s Manhattan School of Music he studied composition with Ludmilla Ulehla. He has worked professionally as an arranger, transcriber and copyist. The Stanley and Naomi “Drucker Duo” premiered his “Three Duets for Clarinets” on an American Chamber Ensemble concert bill, and Gary Karr uses his “Twelve Double Double Bass Minatures” in his global master classes. His piano music has been both premiered and performed globally by concert artist Rorianne Schrade. For more than two decades he has been a bandleader in the private party industry servicing New York City’s finest hotels and private clubs, and his ensemble has performed both nationally and internationally. His high-end client base includes captains of industry, fashion and finance, members of The Kennedy Family, film stars, royalty, and every “Inner Circle-New York Mayoral Ball” since Ed Koch first took office. He continues his artistic endeavors as a pianist/”real time” composer both in American Jazz and World Musics, and has recorded numerous CDs. He also currently serves as a LICA’s Concert Director,on the Board of Directors and as LICA’s Director of Special Events.