Paul Safar is a versatile composer/performer and private piano instructor living and working in Eugene, Oregon. He performs regularly with the soprano Nancy Wood and thrives on collaborative projects. He has had commissions from the Delgani String Quartet and Oregon Parks Department and was the Oregon Music Teachers Association Composer of The Year for 2013-14. Paul’s compositions have been played at Fear No Music concerts and the North American Saxophone Alliance, among other venues. His music has been performed in New York, Seattle, Cincinnati and Havana. Having a balanced background in both Classical and Jazz/Rock, Paul often tries to coherently combine these influences in his compositions. As an instructor, Paul enjoys sharing his knowledge of composition to both young students and piano teachers. When he isn’t engaged in musical activities, he might be hiking, running or spending time with his family.