Paul Jarman is an Australian multi-instrumentalist, composer[1][2] and choirmaster. He is known for his work with school children, assisting them to develop their compositions.[3]

Jarman works with other composers and choir leaders.[4] and promotes the inclusion of traditional music forms in compositions.[5][6] His compositions for choir and orchestra have been performed around the world[7][8] in venues such as the White House and at the opening of the World Rugby and at the London Olympics.[citation needed]

From 1996 Paul Jarman has been part of the Australian world music group, Sirocco. He produced their album 'Falling Leaf' as well as playing on all the tracks. He has performed for audiences in over 35 countries.[9][self-published source]

His instruments include the piano, saxophone, clarinet,[8] bombard, tin whistle,[10] synthesizer, taragoto.

He lives in northern New South Wales.


  • Birralee Blokes – Towards Infinity (ABC Classics)
  • Gondwana Voices – New Light New Hope (ABC Classics)[11]
  • Sing NSW/Sirocco – Young Australian’s Voices of Achievement (ABC Classics)
  • Sirocco – Falling Leaf (ABC Classics – nominated for Aria award 1999)
  • Sirocco – Under the Southern Sky and Essential Elements
  • The Voices of Vinegar Hill – (NSW ministries for the Arts)
  • ABC Choir of the Year 2006 – Pemulwuy, Birralee Blokes (ABC Classics)
  • Young Voices of Melbourne – Journeys
  • Woden Valley Youth Choir – Ancient Cries (Songs from Australia)
  • Voices of Birralee – A world Full of Colour

Jarman also played several penny whistle and taragoto solos[12] on Fiona Joy Hawkins' album 600 Years in a Moment.[13][14]


  1. ^ "Composer in Residence". Somerville House School Newsletter, August 2013.
  2. ^ Report from Choralfest 2004, in Update. Vol. 137. The Centre. 2005. p. 8.
  3. ^ "Composers alive and well and living in the west" Archived 2015-04-13 at the Wayback Machine. Dubbo Photo News.
  4. ^ "Composing for Cradle and for the pioneers". ABC Northern Tasmania by Rick Eaves.
  5. ^ "No-Nonsense Reviews 2012: Geelong Summer Music Camp Showcase Concert Costa Hall January 19, 2012". Entertainment Geelong.
  6. ^ "Past Projects" Archived 2015-03-31 at the Wayback Machine. Warren Shire Council.
  7. ^ "Choir sings for Cradle Mountain By Rick Eaves". ABC Northern Tasmania.
  8. ^ a b Vietnam Economic Times. Vol. 110. Vietnam Economic Times. 2003. p. 41. ("audience was wowed by clarinet virtuoso Paul Jarman...")
  9. ^ Stephen Pleskun (28 March 2014). A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS AND THEIR COMPOSITIONS - Vol. 4 1999-2013. Xlibris Corporation. pp. 376–. ISBN 978-1-4931-3537-0.
  10. ^ "Fiona Joy Hawkins: 600 Years in a Moment". Hypnagogue Music Reviews. Retrieved on 8 October 2014.
  11. ^ "GONDWANA VOICES: New Light ". Music Web International
  12. ^ "CD/DVD Reviews: 600 Years in a Moment". MWE3 Retrieved on 8 October 2014.
  13. ^ " 600 Years In A Moment Fiona Joy Hawkins 2013 65 minutes" Reviews New Age.
  14. ^ "Review: "Hawkins, Fiona Joy: 600 Years in a Moment" - Sea of Tranquility. Retrieved on 8 October 2014.