Deemed “indesputably unique, confident, and innovative” through the American Prize, and both “lush” and “lyrical” by Minneapolis’ Star Tribune, 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 Orphei Dränger, the Vancouver Chamber Singers, the British Trombone Society, Cantus, and the National Lutheran Choir. His work has garnered numerous 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, Walton Music, and Santa Barbara Music Publishing.
Paul is a graduate of The Hartt School, and is a tenor in the vocal ensemble Cantus. His teachers have included Libby Larsen, Mary Ellen Childs, Edward Bolkovac, and Tyler Flanders.