Paul Jarman is a widely acclaimed Australian composer, performer, musical director, conductor and educator. His music has inspired singers and audiences around the world. As a cultural ambassador he has performed extensively throughout Australia, Europe, Asia, North America and the Pacific in over 40 countries with theatre productions, dance ensembles, Aboriginal-Anglo Celtic performance groups, choirs and orchestras; in festivals, special events, schools and towns as a conductor and musical director, and a member of Australia’s first ‘world music’ ensemble Sirocco since 1996 representing Australia for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Musica Viva.
Paul specialises in writing about inspiring people and events including the Centenary of Federation, the Bicentenary of the Battle of Vinegar Hill, Year of the Outback, The Olympic Arts Festival, The Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony, United Nations Year of the Mountain, The Queensland 150th and the Australia Day Spectacular. In 2010 his piece for the 40th Anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jnr was performed for President Barack Obama in the White House. In 2016 Paul was the only composer in the Southern Hemisphere to be asked by Oxford University Press to be part of a selected group of 7 composers commissioned to write a piece for the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.