Russell Pascoe (Born 5 June 1960) is a composer, conductor and teacher. He was born in Cornwall and educated at Helston School and Bristol University, where he studied composition with Derek Bourgeois. In 1987 he founded the Cornwall Youth Chamber Choir and was awarded the Gorsedd prize. Pascoe has also worked with the Cornwall Male Voice Choir and Duchy Opera where he has been repetiteur and chorus master.
Recently he has taught composition for the South West Music School. In 2000 he was nominated as one of Classic FM's Music Teachers of the Year. He was runner-up in the South West Teacher of the Year 2004. Pascoe was made a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedd in 2000.