Paul John Rudoi, tenor vocalist and composer, has performed and recorded a wide range of music as a soloist and in various ensembles around the country, most recently in the male vocal ensemble Cantus. Since joining Cantus in 2008, he has worked with such respected artists as Bobby McFerrin and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and has premiered new works by several composers including Mary Ellen Childs, Nico Muhly, and most recently Byron Adams.
Deemed “indisputably unique, confident, and innovative” by the 2013 American Prize, Paul John Rudoi’s music stems from a deeply rooted passion for connecting innate human values and universal experiences. His award-winning compositions have been commissioned and performed by various ensembles and artists throughout North America and Europe, including Cantus, the Vancouver Chamber Singers, the British Trombone Society, The Singers: Minnesota Choral Artists, the Anglican Singers, and the National Lutheran Choir. His work has garnered grants from the Jerome Foundation, the American Composers Forum, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. His music is both self-published and commercially published through Graphite Publishing and Santa Barbara Music Publishing.
Paul holds a degree in vocal performance from the Hartt School in Hartford, Connecticut.