“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)
Bunbury Men of Song Festival - Composers ClassFrom Sunday, 19th November 2017 to to Saturday, 25th November 2017,
Paul is delighted to be back in Bunbury to work with a group of WA based composers on creating new pieces especially for the 2018 Bunbury MEN OF SONG Festival - Click for details..
Composer in Residence - PLC CroydonFrom Tuesday, 7th November 2017 to to Friday, 10th November 2017,
Paul returns for the last time this year to stage a special theatre production 'In Her Hands', with year three, written and performed with Year 3 and teachers...
Composer in Residence - Trinity Grammar StrathfieldFrom Wednesday, 1st November 2017 to to Thursday, 2nd November 2017,
Paul is delighted to be conducting choirs in Senior and Junior Campuses and classes on his work in Australian Film and TV....
Catherine Wilson, Head of Music, Ascham
Paul has a special gift – the extraordinary ability to relate to each and every child of every age and to bring out the best in them as they are guided by him on their musical experience. Paul is a true music educator, composer and performer…
Rob Cooke, Director of Music The Southport School
We were very lucky indeed to have Paul as our composer in residence during 2011 as he fired the imagination of many young musicians at TSS as a wonderful artistic mentor...
Joel Copeland, President of KMEIA
Paul Jarman is an Australian icon. He embodies everything that KMEIA stands for and our long association with Paul and his music has strengthened over time...