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Paul W. Hofreiter Papers

Identifier: DC106

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a recital program and musical scores written by Paul W. Hofreiter. Many of the scores were composed for Lawrenceville and/or members of the Lawrenceville community. The collection ranges from 1987 to 1997.


  • 1987 - 1996


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies and digital photographs may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Archivist. Researchers are responsible for determining any other copyright questions.

Biographical / Historical

Paul W. Hofreiter was a composer and served on the Music Department faculty at The Lawrenceville School.

Hofreiter began studying and composing music at age 9. He studied as both an undergraduate and graduate student at the Juilliard School of Music. Before coming to Lawrenceville, Hofreiter worked at The Pennington School as an Artist in Residence.

Hofreiter began his career at Lawrenceville in 1986. He began by teaching music theory and guitar classes, and working with the Chamber Orchestra. Later, he was also the Director of Chapel Music and the school organist. Hofreiter was honored with the Joukowsky Chair for Distinguished Teaching and The Buckley Chair of Music for outstanding teaching and composition.

In 2002, Hofreiter left Lawrenceville to become the principal of Hope Lutheran School. Six years later, in March of 2008, he passed away at the age of 55. Hofreiter had composed almost 450 pieces, including several pieces for Lawrenceville.


1.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English, Old (ca.450-1100)


The Paul W. Hofreiter Papers are arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Stephan Archives was permitted to photocopy the materials in this collection by Paul W. Hofreiter's son, Paul C. Hofreiter.


Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives guidelines.

Processing Information

The Paul W. Hofreiter Papers were processed by Rebecca Driscoll in April of 2018.
Paul W. Hofreiter Papers: Finding Aid
Rebecca Driscoll
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Repository Details

Part of the The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives Repository

Box 6128
2500 Main St.
Lawrenceville 08648 U.S.A. US