Randall Paul

Affiliation: Collegiate:
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

Chamber Music:
WSU Faculty Woodwind Quintet
Dayton Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet
The Omega Soloists, Clarinet
Tutti Soloisti, Clarinet

The Wright Profs-Faculty Jazz Combo

Artist's Biography
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, Successful Strategies for Clarinet Reed Making 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 Legends of the Clarinet. He created and conducts the Clarinettes du Monde, a professional clarinet ensemble. He appears frequently at the Ohio Music Educators 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 Signature clarinet.


\"...a dapper performance...\"
--Tim Page, The New York Times

Your performance of the difficult Prokofieff was very fine and let me congratulate you once more.
-- Gervase de Peyer, London Symphony

Dr. Pauls contribution [dissertation] is outstanding, and destined to become a classic in its field.
-- 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

demonstrate his versatility...a fine performance
-- Grubbs/Lynskey, The Clarinet

I have nothing to say-nothing to add-fabulous performance!
-- Harold Wright, Boston Symphony Orchestra

I was exceedingly impressed by the performance [it] showed great musical qualities and a strong command of the instrument.
-- Fred Ormand, University of Michigan

What a beautiful experience listening to you. You represent the new frontiers of clarinet playing. Bravo.
-- David Dworkin, NYC Metropolitan Opera

Appearances / Venues

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Recorded Broadcasts on WDPR and WGUC
Too Numerous to List from 1985-1995
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Dayton Ballet Orchestra
Grand Rapids Ballet Orchestra
Dayton Opera Orchestra
Springfield Symphony Orchestra

Special Recordings:
Dayton Philharmonic 75th Anniversary (2008)
Tutti Soloisti Plays Brahms Trio Op. 114 (2007)
The Brahms Clarinet Quintet (1999)
Grand Rapids Ballet Orchestra \"Alice\" (1998)
Dayton Ballet Orchestra \"An American Cinderella\" (1997)

Successful Strategies in Clarinet Reed Making;
Including a Step-by-Step Process (2010)
Published by VDM Verlag; Saarbrucken, Germany

Doctoral Dissertation:
A Study and Comparison of Four Prominent Clarinet
Reed Making Methods (2001)
Published by UMI Dissertation Services Ann Arbor, MI

Woodwind Articulation; A Syllabic Approach (TBA)
The Clarinet Legends at WSU Report (2011)
The Clarinet Legends at WSU Report (2010)
A Selective Bibliography of Clarinet Reed Making Sources (TBA)
The WSU Clarinet Symposium Report (2010)
How to Make a Clarinet Reed from Tube Cane (2009)
Clarinet Intonation Remedies Through Repair Techniques (2008)
Randall Paul in Carnegie Hall (1986)

New Music Dedications and Premieres:
Soundscapes-Deborah Netanel (2010)
Vier Stucke-Rachmaninoff/Aldredge (2009)
Pissaro\'s Bridge-Isaac Watras (2004)
Parabola for Clarinet-Leland Bland (2003)
Elegy for Clarinet and Piano-Robert Taylor (1997)
Humoresque for Clarinet and Piano-Robert Taylor (1996)
L\'Image for Clarinet and Piano-Robert Taylor (1994)
Piece for Clarinet \"Alone\" -Dana Wilson (1982)

Contact Information
E-mail Address: randall.paul@wright.edu
Website: http://www.wright.edu/~randall.paul/drpaul.htm