Paula Foley Tillen (born 1958) has been a professional musician in the Milwaukee area for the past 30 years. Paula is director of music at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Waukesha, and also musical director for the Musical Mainstage series at Sunset Playhouse, Elm Grove. She has acted as music director for many metropolitan area theatre companies, and is both a performer and a workshop teacher at Milwaukee ComedySportz.
Paula’s compositions and arrangements have been performed throughout the US and Canada, and can be found in the catalogues of several publishers. In 2018, Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church commissioned Paula to compose a choir anthem to honor the service of retiring music director Martha Stoner. The resulting piece, “O Wisdom,” combined a traditional Latin text with a contemporary poem by Malcolm Guite.