Paul John Rudoi
The music of Paul John Rudoi, deemed "indisputably unique, confident, and innovative," through the American Prize, and both “lush” and “lyrical” by Minneapolis’ Star Tribune, is fast becoming an important force in the worldwide choral community. 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 Anglican Singers, The Singers: Minnesota Choral Artists, 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 independently published through PJR Music and commercially published through Graphite Publishing and Santa Barbara Music Publishing.
Paul is a tenor vocalist in the male vocal ensemble Cantus. Since joining Cantus in the fall of 2008, he has worked with such respected artists as Bobby McFerrin, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and The James Sewell Ballet, and has premiered new works by Maura Bosch, Mary Ellen Childs, Nico Muhly, Mohammad Fairouz, and Sarah Kirkland Snider.
Paul holds a degree in vocal performance from the Hartt School, and his teachers have included Libby Larsen, Mary Ellen Childs, and Edward Bolkovac