“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)
Melbourne International Singer's Festival - Guest ConductorFrom Thursday, 8th June 2023 to to Monday, 12th June 2023,
Paul is thrilled to be guest conductor for the Festival Choir as we bring back the joy of singing with Jonathon Welch AM and many more..
Last Seen Concert and ExhibitionFriday, 21st April 2023
Paul is delighted to be attending the world premiere of two of his works for the Last Seen Exhibition...
Good Samaritan Catholic College Composer in ResidenceFrom Tuesday, 28th March 2023 to to Wednesday, 29th March 2023,
Paul is delighted to work with the school community to compose a school Anthem...
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...
PLC Music Department Sydney
Paul has the skills to reach every level of music education - entertaining students from pre- school to University level. His compositions cater for all age levels and always have interesting stories, which go hand in hand with his use of innovative musical concepts…..
The Bunbury Men of Song
Paul’s energy, his ability to quickly connect with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, and his musical skills are breathtaking to watch and be part of. He has earned an enormous degree of respect from the members of our choir and we in turn are honoured by being connected to him with a genuine brotherly love...