Associate Professor of Music-Applied Clarinet
Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA
Professional Society Office Held:
International Clarinet Association (ICA) State Chair for Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Dayton Ballet Orchestra
Dayton Opera Orchestra
Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Wright Chamber Orchestra
WSU Faculty Woodwind Quintet
Dayton Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet
The Omega Soloists, Clarinet
Tutti Soloisti, Clarinet
The Wright Profs-Faculty Jazz Combo
Dr. Randall S. Paul is a respected performer, scholar, and educator. He has performed as a soloist at the International Clarinet Association Convention, the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, The International Flute Association Convention, and the World Saxophone Congress. His performances have taken him as far as the Virgin Islands, Canada, Korea, China, and Japan. He has performed solo recitals throughout the U.S. including numerous prestigious venues including, The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, the Lincoln Center Bruno Walter Auditorium, and twice at Carnegie Hall. His debut performance at Carnegie Hall received critical acclaim in The New York Times as "...a dapper performance..."
Dr. Paul has over twenty years of professional regional orchestra experience performing as guest principal clarinetist with The Utica Philharmonic (NY) the Dayton Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony, Dayton Ballet Orchestra, Dayton Opera Orchestra, the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and the Richmond (IN) Symphony.
His education includes study at Jacksonville State University, Ithaca College, the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, and The University of Oklahoma, where he completed his Doctorate in Clarinet Performance. His book, published in 2010, ï¿½Successful Strategies for Clarinet Reed Makingï¿½ includes interviews with such notable performers and educators as Stanley Hasty of the Eastman School, Christopher Sereque of the Seattle Symphony, Robert DiLutis of the Rochester Philharmonic, and Robert Gilbert of the Cleveland Orchestra.
Dr. Paul is an Associate Professor of Music at Wright State University. He serves as the Ohio Chairperson for the International Clarinet Association and hosts an annual ICA Clarinet Residency called ï¿½Legends of the Clarinetï¿½. He created and conducts the Clarinettes du Monde, a professional clarinet ensemble. He appears frequently at the Ohio Music Educatorï¿½s Convention as a performer and as a clinician. He has authored articles and appears often in The Clarinet, the official publication of the ICA, and has completed several national recording/CD projects. in 2006, he performed the United States premier of a new concerto for clarinet called Prairie Dawn by the Canadian composer Stephen Chatman.
Dr. Paul is an Artist Performer for Selmer Paris and represents the ï¿½Signatureï¿½ clarinet.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY :
"...a dapper performance..."
--Tim Page, The New York Times
ï¿½Your performance of the difficult Prokofieff was very fine and let me congratulate you once more.ï¿½
-- Gervase de Peyer, London Symphony
ï¿½Dr. Paulï¿½s contribution [dissertation] is outstanding, and destined to become a classic in its field.ï¿½
-- Michael Webster, Rochester Philharmonic/ San Francisco Symphony
Of his dissertation on Clarinet Reed Making-
"A MUST for Clarinet Teachers and Performers"
--Thomas Goolsby, NACWPI Journal
ï¿½ï¿½demonstrate his versatility...a fine performanceï¿½
-- Grubbs/Lynskey, The Clarinet
ï¿½I have nothing to say-nothing to add-fabulous performance!ï¿½
-- Harold Wright, Boston Symphony Orchestra
ï¿½I was exceedingly impressed by the performance [it] showed great musical qualities and a strong command of the instrument.ï¿½
-- Fred Ormand, University of Michigan
ï¿½What a beautiful experience listening to you. You represent the new frontiers of clarinet playing. Bravo.ï¿½
-- David Dworkin, NYC Metropolitan Opera