PAVČIČ Josip (July 18, 1870, Velike Lašče, Slovenia – September 24, 1949, Ljubljana, Slovenia), Slovenian composer. He came from a musical family. After finishing high school in Kranj, his path led him to a male teacher's school in Ljubljana. He studied in Ljubljana with Anton Nedvĕd. In 1901, Josip Pavčič passed the state exam in singing and piano in Vienna. Immediately upon his arrival from Vienna, he joined the Glasbena Matica of Ljubljana, where he taught piano and counterpoint. In addition to studying at primary school and working at Glasbena matica, he also taught piano to children of well-known Ljubljana families. One of his best students was the composer Marijan Lipovšek. He also worked at the Ledina and Vadnica elementary schools, where he retired in 1926.
Josip Pavčič also started working as a composer early on. As a teacher in Lašče, he arranged concerts, led a large choir and worked as an organist. His activity was multifaceted: he was a composer and, for those times, a highly sought-after piano teacher, a composer of pedagogical literature, he also wrote some critics and an article about playing the piano. Pavčič composed in the late romantic style, to which he remained faithful, his compositions are mostly charming miniatures for piano, choirs, he wrote vocal music, too.