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Dr. Paul Rardin

Paul Rardin is Elaine Brown Chair of Choral Music at Temple University, where he conducts the Concert Choir, teaches graduate conducting, and oversees the seven-choir program at Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. He is also Artistic Director of the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia. Rardin previously taught at the University of Michigan and Towson University, where his choirs appeared with the Kirov Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Baltimore Choral Arts Society. His choirs have performed for NCCO national conference and ACDA division conferences. In 2015 the Temple University Concert Choir performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Bernstein’s MASS under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and in 2016 the ensemble performed Bach motets with Helmuth Rilling.

Rardin has served as a guest conductor for all-state choirs in sixteen states, for divisional honor choirs for the ACDA and Music Educators National Conference, and for Manhattan Concert Productions at Lincoln Center. He has presented clinics for state, regional, and national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association. His engagements for 2016-2017 include guest conducting all-state high school choirs in Maryland and Colorado, and conducting Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass at Carnegie Hall with Manhattan Concert Productions.

Rardin is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Michigan, where he received the M.M. in composition and the D.M.A. in conducting. He has studied conducting with Theodore Morrison, Jerry Blackstone, and Gustav Meier, and composition with Leslie Bassett, George Wilson, and Robert Suderburg. He has also participated in conducting master classes with Helmuth Rilling, Charles Bruffy, and Dale Warland. His arrangements of spirituals and folk songs are published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and his articles, many on the topic of contemporary music, have appeared in the ACDA publications Choral Journal, Troubadour, Resound, and Bel Canto.

Rardin lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife, Sandy.

Title Composer Publisher Voicing/Notes
Dirge from Cumbeline
Susa, C
E.C. Schirmer
G. Schirmer
I Can't Tarry
David Morrow
Alfred Publishing
Jubilant Song
Clausen, R / Rodde, J
Shawnee Press
Little Man
Thomas House
Thomas House Pub
Wedding Qawwli
A.R. Rahmann / arr. Ethan Sperry

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Men's Choir Rehearsal Notes

Men's Choir Divisi


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Dirge - Balanced Voices
Dirge - Accompaniment
Dirge - Tenor 1 Part Louder
Dirge -Tenor 2 Part Louder
Dirge - Bass 1 Part Louder
Dirge - Bass 2 Part Louder
Hallelujah - Balanced Voices
Hallelujah - Accompaniment
Hallelujah - Tenor 1 Part Louder
Hallelujah -Tenor 2 Part Louder
Hallelujah - Bass 1 Part Louder
Hallelujah - Bass 2 Part Louder
I Can't Tarry - Balanced Voices

I Can't Tarry - Tenor 1 Part Louder
I Can't Tarry -Tenor 2 Part Louder
I Can't Tarry - Bass 1 Part Louder
I Can't Tarry - Bass 2 Part Louder
Jubilant Song - Balanced Voices
Jubilant Song - Tenor 1 Part Louder
Jubilant Song -Tenor 2 Part Louder
Jubilant Song - Bass 1 Part Louder
Jubilant Song - Bass 2 Part Louder
Little Man - Balanced Voices
Little Man - Accompaniment
Little Man - Tenor 1 Part Louder
Little Man -Tenor 2 Part Louder
Little Man - Bass 1 Part Louder
Little Man - Bass 2 Part Louder
Wedding Qawwali - Balanced Voices
Wedding Qawwali - Accompaniment
Wedding Qawwali - Tenor 1 Part Louder
Wedding Qawwali -Tenor 2 Part Louder
Wedding Qawwali - Bass 1 Part Louder
Wedding Qawwali - Bass 2 Part Louder








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2017-2018 Important Dates for Colorado All State Choir

September 13- Registration Deadline

October 5-7 - Metro Site Auditions
October 12-14 - Southern Site Auditions
October 20-21 - Western Site Auditions
October 27-28 - Northern Site Auditions

November - Audition Results Available
November - Order Music for Students
December - Rehearsal Materials Avail.
December 8- Acceptance Deadline

February 1, 2, 3- All-State Festival
**Thursday, Friday, Saturday**

February 3 - All State Choir Concert

2016-2017 Important Dates for All State Jazz Choir

Audition Submission Deadline: Oct. 6

Notification for Callbacks: Oct. 10

Callbacks at Smoky Hill HS: Nov. 12

Notification of Acceptance: Nov. 14

Acceptance Materials Due: Dec. 2

January 2017- All State Jazz Concert (CMEA)