Paul Riser – Artist In Residence

Paul Riser needs no introduction… but we’ll do it anyway!

As a musician and music arranger for Motown, Paul Riser has written and arranged songs for some of the biggest names in the business: Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Luther Vandross, Joss Stone, Kylie Minogue, Marvin Gaye, Carly Simon, Bill Withers, The Temptations, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Kem, Raphael Saadiq, The Jackson 5, Wyclef, and many more. Mr. Riser has thrived during his 50-year career in the music industry by staying relevant, current, and very active throughout industry changes in styles and tastes. We are honored to have him as an artist in residence for the 2019/20 academic year.