IGS Welcomes Back Australian Composer Paul Jarman

This week, our school community celebrates the return of Visiting Artist Paul Jarman.

It is with great anticipation that Paul has been commissioned to compose a school anthem for International Grammar School and this immersive visit is integral to the artistic process. During this visit, Paul is undertaking a 3-Day tour of various school programs, meeting with students, staff and Alumni, engaging with our community through meetings, interviews, observations and various learning opportunities.

Paul is in high demand all over Australia and internationally as a visiting composer in residence, specialising in engaging communities in the entire process of creating and developing new works. He places value on input from people; and views the entire process of composition as an opportunity to further enhance any organisation. It is this philosophy that results in wide community engagement in the arts, fosters positive outcomes for the performer and the audience, and provides the addition of new stories that embrace the past, the present and the future.

As a cultural ambassador he has worked extensively throughout Australia, Europe, Asia, North America, the Indian and Pacific Ocean, in over forty countries, in festivals and special events with theatre productions.

No stranger to IGS, Paul was also commissioned to write a song cycle to honour the school’s 30th anniversary. This collection of songs was designed to capture the essence of the school, and many may remember the moving compositions of; Love for the Turning World, Orange Tree, and Our Time Has Come.

As we welcome Paul back once again, we have no doubt our students and staff will make him feel very welcome as he moves in and around our school, learns more about the vibrant fabric of our IGS, and builds his knowledge of our community of learners and educators.

We look forward to sharing more on Paul’s history with IGS and this pivotal visit!