The work of Azorean-American composer and performer Paul J. Botelho includes acoustic and electro-acoustic music, multimedia installation pieces, visual art works, vocal improvisation, and several one-act operas. He performs as a vocalist (countertenor) worldwide primarily through extended vocal techniques.
His recent work explores vocal responses to composed and prerecorded sonic environment and includes In Moscow We Marched (Moscow, Russia; 2019-20), Visby Project (Visby, Sweden; 2017-18), and Walmart 3 AM (Lewisburg, PA, USA; 2016).
His work has been performed, presented, and exhibited in concerts, festivals, galleries, and museums across the Americas, Europe, Oceania, and Asia.
Botelho received a Ph.D. and M.F.A. in Music Composition from Princeton University, an A.M. in Electro-Acoustic Music from Dartmouth College, and a B.F.A. in Contemporary Music Performance and Composition from the College of Santa Fe.
Botelho has taught at Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans.
He currently teaches music composition at Bucknell University
where he is Associate Professor of Music.