Paul A. Epstein is an American composer and teacher. He graduated from Brandeis University and the University of California at Berkeley, where his teachers of composition were harold Shapero and seymour Shifrin . In 1962 he studied privately in Italy with Luciano Berio on a Fulbright grant. He was associated with the New York theater troupe the Performance Group from 1969 to 1972 and was composer and music director for the Zero Moving Dance Company in Philadelphia from 1974 to 1987. His compositions include works for string orchestra, small ensembles, and voice.