july 12th, 2020
Paul Novak is one of 15 composers contributing short pieces for guitar to Sounding Board Project's Catharsis, a commission project inspired by the Guitar Foundation of America's #Tearsfor2020 movement.
june 8th, 2020
Paul Novak receives an Honorable Mention in the 2020 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.
may 3rd, 2020
"BNMI is pleased to announce Paul Novak as the winner of our Eighth Annual Commissioning Competition. BNMI is looking forward to working with this accomplished young composer!"
april 21st, 2020
"Underwood Commission recipient Paul Novak will write a new work to be performed by ACO in a future season. Mentor composer Melinda Wagner says, 'We were all impressed with Paul Novak's exquisitely constructed piece-the patient bloom of colors, skittering textures, and whimsical clouds of sound."
february 25th, 2020
American Composers Orchestra Q&A with Paul Novak about upcoming Underwood New Music Reading
"I’ve found that interdisciplinary projects are an amazing way to use my music to amplify the voices of artists I respect, and advocate for art that I love."
february 4th, 2020
Paul Novak is selected as one of six composers to participate in the American Composers Orchestra's 29th Annual Underwood New Music Readings.
december 13th, 2019
Paul Novak's "as the light begins to drift" is selected as Runner-Up in the RED NOTE Composition Competition.
july 29th, 2019
Paul Novak is selected as the winner of the Society of Composers, Inc./ASCAP Student Commission. He will be commissioned to compose a new work for the Texas New Music Ensemble, to be premiered at an SCI Conference in the Spring.
march 11th, 2019
"Congratulations to Paul Novak! His trio, Anatomies of Fragile Things, has won the Tribeca New Music 2019 Young Composer Competition, Division 2."
january 15th, 2019
Paul Novak is selected as 2nd place winner in the 2018-19 Metropolitan Youth Orchestra Emerging Composers Competition.
december 27th, 2018
Paul Novak is selected as 1st place winner in the 2018-19 Webster Young Composer Competition.
december 2nd, 2018
"on buoyancy evoke[d] for me the sense of floating in a primeval sea."
december 1st, 2018
Paul Novak's marking punctuations is selected as winner of the Rosco String Quartet's 2018-19 Call for Scores.
october 27th, 2018
lavender and gray is selected in NODUS Ensemble's 2018 Call for Works.
april 2nd, 2018
"The 2017 Texas Young Composers winner by Paul Novak, “on buoyancy,” will advance to the Masterworks series.
'This is a first,' Bay says. 'It deserved to be on the subscription program.'"
december 10th, 2017
Paul Novak's blimunda songs is selected as 1st place winner in the 2017 Frost Composition Competition.
april 28th, 2017
"Paul Novak won First Prize in the Sarah and Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Competition."
november 21st, 2016
"As a part of the festival, seven young composers selected from a global call-for-submissions were paired with MATA alumni composer-mentors Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, Sam Pluta, and Alex Weiser and asked to write new works for ensembles ranging from trio to full orchestra."
march 31st, 2016
Someone 2 Know: Paul Novak/Teen Composer
march 9th, 2016
"It was his composing that earned him a spot on the National Youth Orchestra of the U.S. and a chance to perform and study at Carnegie Hall this summer."
march 8th, 2016
"America announces names of its National Youth Orchestra."
march 7th, 2016
"'This is an incredible opportunity and I’m honored to represent the Reno Phil and our community with this prestigious apprenticeship,' Novak said."
march 1st, 2016
"Paul Novak, principal flutist for the Reno Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra, has been selected as one of two apprentice composers for the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America."
february 18th, 2016
"Paul Novak, of Reno, Nevada, has won the chamber category for the Azusa Pacific University/J.W.Pepper High School Composition Contest, with his composition January Fragments for piano."
november 10th, 2015
Paul Novak's Fractured Night/Blue Stars is a winner in the 2015 Young Composer's Challenge.
september 29th, 2011
"Since becoming composer-in-residence, Shepherd has been mentoring local eighth grader Paul Novak. Novak attends the Davidson Academy, and he has composed a piece, “There Exists a Light in Spring,” that will be performed at the RPO’s Family Show on Oct. 1."
september 27th, 2011
"For more than a year 13-year-old Paul Novak has been hearing a melody in his head. And now Novak is seeing that piece come to life."