Paul Safar by piano


Paul Safar is a LIVING composer of “Art Music” - active listening, concert or theatre based music. His original compositions continue the western classical music tradition as well as incorporate his love of jazz, pop and rock styles. Paul tries to push his creative abilities in each new project while maintaining accessibility for an audience. The majority of his output has been piano, chamber, vocal and theatrical pieces. Paul welcomes commissions and collaboration.

As a teacher, Paul enjoys a busy piano teaching studio working with ages 7-79. The students present recitals open to the public twice a year.

Call 541-868-5725 for more info.

Paul Safar in Alaska


Paul is excited to announce that his two saxophone compositions have been included in the catalogue of Keepe Publishinghouse. "Frogs at Dusk (and Other Sounds of the Swamp)" for saxophone quartet and drumkit as well as "Soaring (Fantasia for tenor saxophone and piano)" are available for purchase here.

In addition, over the next few months, Paul will be uploading his extensive catalogue of piano and chamber music works through the online publishing house, sheetmusicplus. This will be the easiest and least expensive way to purchase Paul's sheet music for your own use. 

some examples are Intermezzo No.1 "Geese in the Moonlight"

and Intermezzo No.2 "Dawn, Singular Heron"


Upcoming Events


Friday, March 15th

Nancy Wood, Paul Safar, Dave Bender and Nathan Waddel.
7:30pm at The Jazz Station, Eugene, OR.


Wednesday, April 17th

Compositions from Cascadia Composers including premiere of "Elegy" for flute and piano.

Temple Baptist Church, Portland, OR.

Saturday, April 20th

Cascadia Composers presents "All Wired Up", Premiere of "Retroquarto" for rock band.

4:00-8:00pm at The Old Church, Portland, OR.

September 14th & 22nd

Cascadia Composers presents: "50/50 - the music of Ted Clifford and Paul Safar"

September 14th at 7:30pm at Tsunami Books in Eugene.

September 22nd at 7:30pm at the Old Church in downtown Portland.

A joint concert (and birthday year celebration) of these two composers featuring works for strings, voice, saxophone and some special surprises.

Paul Safar and Nancy Wood

2018-19 is the 10th year anniversary of Cascadia Composers! We have an exciting year of concerts planned in the Portland area. More info at:


For more info please visit and read Paul's Blog


The Tell-Tale Heart
In Spring of 2019, the Delgani String Quartet, orator Rickie Birran and composer Paul Safar will produce a professional quality video of their collaboration of the classic Edgar Allan Poe story "The Tell-Tale Heart". This 20 plus minute theatrical project will then be put up on YouTube for all to view. Anyone interested and able to help fund this unique project can send tax deductible donations of any amount to Cherry Blossom Musical Arts at 1885 Friendly Street, Eugene, OR 97402. Many thanks!


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