Deemed “indesputably unique, confident, and innovative” through the American Prize, Paul John Rudoi’s 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 ACF, MRAC, MSAB, the NEA, and ASCAP. His music is published through PJR Music alongside Graphite, Santa Barbara, Walton, Morningstar, and ECS music publishers.
As a professional tenor vocalist, Paul has performed and recorded a wide range of music as a member of the full-time vocal ensemble Cantus. From 2008 to 2016, he premiered dozens of new works for male chorus, traveled on four continents, and advocated for arts education and empowerment through education outreach opportunities nationwide.
Paul has performed and recorded a wide range of music as a member of the full-time vocal ensemble Cantus. He holds a degree in vocal performance from the Hartt School in Hartford, Connecticut, and is currently pursuing a concurrent master's in choral conducting and composition at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
His teachers have included Robert Kyr, Sharon Paul, Libby Larsen, Mary Ellen Childs, Edward Bolkovac, and Tyler Flanders.