“Australian Choral Composer, Paul Jarman’s (b. 1971) passion for composing, conducting, performing and educating is well known all over the world. His music and lyrics are thought-provoking and powerful, bringing to life the stories and the histories, both ancient and new, that define who we are and how we belong in this world. Paul’s songs include many of the the most popular choral works in Australia.”
“He has worked extensively throughout Australia, Europe, Asia, and North America, with theatre productions, dance ensembles, Aboriginal-Anglo Celtic performance groups, choirs and orchestras; from concert halls to remote communities, schools and institutions, festivals, and special events. His music is a broad sweep across the Australian landscape, moving seamlessly between the past and the present, illuminating what we value, what we know, and what we hope to achieve as citizens of intellect, integrity and compassion.”
“It has real energy and intention, and he is fearless in the pursuit of the perfect sound, drawing on the western instruments he plays (including the piano, clarinet, harmonica and saxophone) but specialising in ethnic wind instruments from all over the world.”
“As a warm and engaging conductor and educator, he has that rare ability to bring people together, to empower and interpret stories meaningfully, meticulously researching his subject to create music and lyrics with an evocative power well beyond the piece itself – a place of genuine reflection on the values held within it. This reciprocation , the inspirational partnership, is something participants never forget. This is a formidable gift which he uses with humility and grace.” Julia Ditterich – 2015
(Julia is an artist, librarian, teacher, Aboriginal Liaison Officer and poet)
Composer in Residence - PLC CroydonFrom Monday, 21st August 2017 to to Friday, 25th August 2017,
Paul continues his ongoing residency with the wonderful PLC Croydon Music Department.
Four Winds Festival - ConductorFrom Saturday, 5th August 2017 to to Sunday, 6th August 2017,
Paul is delighted to be a conductor and collaborator for the 2017 Four Winds Festival in Bermagui, NSW.
Central Coast Choral Festival - Composer/ConductorFrom Friday, 28th July 2017 to to Saturday, 29th July 2017,
Paul is honoured to be invited back as composer and conductor in residence for the 2017 Central Coast Choral Festival.
Julia Ditterich - Poet, artist, librarian
Paul is well known for his warmth and ability to captivate and enthuse music lovers of all ages, but he is especially gifted in facilitating community inspired collaborations….
Julie Christiansen - Artistic Director Birralee Voices
By nature, he can’t help but inspire, not only with his compositions which have a way of challenging every singer to be a better person...
Ruth Friend, Take Note Music Publisher, Head of Music St Kevin's
Fabulous as an artist in residence, performing to groups of students and teaching them songs from around the world. He inspires creativity wherever he goes!