Dr. Paul Harlan

Professor of Music psharlan@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BA, Loyola Marymount University
MA and PhD, University of California, Los Angeles


Dr. Paul Harlan has been a professor of music at Southeastern since 2003. Dr. Harlan oversees composition, theory, music technology, and church music studies at the university. He received his PhD (2002) and MA (1997) degrees in music (concentrations in composition and music technology) from the University of California, Los Angeles. He received a Bachelor of Arts in fine arts and communication at Loyola Marymount University. Paul attended the UCLA Extension Film Score Program from 1992 to 1993.

His research and professional involvement focuses on music technology and composition, including MIDI, sampling, sequencing, digital recording, notation, concert music, scoring for TV and film, electronic and interactive composition, and sound design for the Web. Dr. Harlan has also been involved in many aspects of church music (traditional, contemporary, and emergent) for over 20 years.