Paul John Rudoi

Paul John Rudoi is an award-winning composer, conductor, tenor vocalist, and arts entrepreneur.

Deemed “indisputably unique, confident, and innovative” through the American Prize, Paul’s award-winning compositions have been commissioned and performed by various ensembles and artists throughout North America and Europe. Garnering grants and support 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 in professional ensembles nationwide including Seraphic Fire, The Santa Fe Desert Chorale, True Concord, the Oregon Bach Festival, and most notably Cantus. During his eight-year tenure in Cantus, he premiered dozens of new works, traveled on four continents, conducted and educated via masterclasses driven by Cantus’ artistic and programming model, and advocated for arts education and empowerment through various outreach opportunities nationwide.

Paul is also a fierce advocate for new music trends, resources, and issues. His most recent project Consortio is designed to help composers, conductors, and ensembles find common themes and interests for consortium-based commissioning while offering tools and services to make commissioning music more readily accessible and feasible. Visit consortio.io for more information.

Paul holds degrees from The Hartt School and the University of Oregon, and his teachers have included Sharon Paul, Craig Phillips, Robert Kyr, Libby Larsen, and Edward Bolkovac.


Compositions by Paul John Rudoi

Amazing Grace

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

America Will Be!

Paul John Rudoi tb choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

As One Sky

Paul John Rudoi tb choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

At Every Instant

Paul John Rudoi tb choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 5-10 min.

Ave Verum Corpus

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, organ, 3-5 min.

Bay Psalm 121

Paul John Rudoi treble choir, Difficulty : 2, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Bay Psalm 150

Paul John Rudoi treble choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Bay Psalm 23

Paul John Rudoi treble choir, Difficulty : 2, 3-5 min.

Cantate Domino

Paul John Rudoi tb choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Child of the Heartless Wind (cycle)

Paul John Rudoi high voice, Difficulty : 5, piano, 10+ min.

Comet

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 3-5 min.

For the Beauty of the Earth

Paul John Rudoi tb choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Gamaya (SATB)

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 2, a cappella, percussion, 3-5 min.

Gamaya (equal voices)

Paul John Rudoi tb choir, treble choir, Difficulty : 2, a cappella, percussion, 3-5 min.

Gīta-vādite

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, 1-2 instruments, a cappella, less than 3 min.

Haragei

Paul John Rudoi, Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 5-10 min.

I Will Send My Messenger

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 2, a cappella, less than 3 min.

If I Were a Dog (SAB)

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, 3-5 min.

If I Were a Dog (SSA)

Paul John Rudoi treble choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, 3-5 min.

If I Were a Dog (TBB)

Paul John Rudoi tb choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, 3-5 min.

If I Were a Dog (medium voice)

Paul John Rudoi medium voice, Difficulty : 2, piano, 3-5 min.

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Moon's Ending

Paul John Rudoi high voice, Difficulty : 4, piano, less than 3 min.

My Friends and I (Set)

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, treble choir, Difficulty : 2, Difficulty : 3, 1-2 instruments, percussion, 3-5 min.

Noel, noel

Paul John Rudoi treble choir, Difficulty : 1, 1-2 instruments, 3-5 min.

O Sacrum Convivium

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Shine to Spare (SSAA)

Paul John Rudoi treble choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, percussion, 3-5 min.

Shine to Spare (SSAB)

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, percussion, 3-5 min.

Sing oh my Heart!

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Song of Sky and Sea: A Song of Realization (full cycle)

Paul John Rudoi tb choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 10+ min.

Stillness and the Night

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, less than 3 min.

Swing By

Paul John Rudoi treble choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, 3-5 min.

The Bay Psalms

Paul John Rudoi treble choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 10+ min.

The Infinite Dwelling

Paul John Rudoi tb choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, less than 3 min.

The Parable of the Old Man and the Young

Paul John Rudoi tb choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, percussion, less than 3 min.

This Beautiful Speed

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Thrice is Sweet Music Sweet

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Two Falling Stars

Paul John Rudoi tb choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Two or Three Angels

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, large ensemble, 3-5 min.

We'll Find a Way (alto or tenor)

Paul John Rudoi high voice, low voice, Difficulty : 2, piano, 3-5 min.

We'll Find a Way (soprano)

Paul John Rudoi high voice, Difficulty : 2, piano, 3-5 min.

What Child is This?

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

You Carry Oceans Within

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 3-5 min.

i carry your heart with me

Paul John Rudoi mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, large ensemble, 3-5 min.

1: (Easy) No divisi in voice parts, accompaniment doubles or supports vocal parts, diatonic, symmetrical phrases, textures mostly homophonic, simple rhythms, stepwise voice leading (conjunct), moderate ranges, no extended techniques, and limited sustained singing.

2: (Medium Easy) Limited divisi, voices somewhat independent from accompaniment, some chromatics, phrases may be longer or more fragmented, mostly homophonic, moderate rhythmic complexity, some difficult intervals (disjunct motion), moderate ranges, extended techniques are simple, limited sustained singing.

3. (Medium) Limited divisi, unaccompanied, or with independent accompaniment (voice parts not doubled), many chromatics, phrases of varying lengths, more contrapuntal textures, moderately complex rhythms, some difficult intervals (disjunct motion), moderately difficult/challenging ranges, extended techniques are potentially challenging, and some sustained singing.

4. (Medium Difficult) Abundant divisi, unaccompanied, or accompanying instruments are fully independent from voice parts, many chromatics and/or key changes, long and/or broken phrases, potentially little homophony, complex rhythms, many difficult intervals (disjunct motion), difficult/challenging ranges, potentially difficult extended techniques, and a demand for sustained singing.

5. (Difficult) Adundant divis, unaccompanied, or accompanying instruments are fully independent from voice parts, many chromatics and/or key changes, long and/or broken phrases, potentially little homophony, complex rhythms, extreme ranges, use of challenging or unusual extended vocal techniques, abundant sustained singing.