We gratefully welcome Paul Rardin to the ACDA Eastern High School Honor Choir podium, as he stands in for Eugene Rogers, who has had to step down as conductor due to testing positive for COVID. Dr. Rardin is the Director of Choral Activities at Temple University and has a wealth of experience conducting honor choirs. We know he is committed to making this a wonderful experience for all the singers in rehearsing and performing the repertoire that they have been preparing for months. Our many thanks to Dr. Rogers for that repertoire and the preparations he had made and for his help in securing Dr. Rardin to take his place and supporting him and wish him a quick and easy recovery.
Paul Rardin is Elaine Brown Chair of Choral Music and Chair of the Vocal Arts Department 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. Rardin previously taught at the University of Michigan and Towson University, and was formerly artistic director of the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia. His choirs have performed at the national conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization, and at regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association and National Association for Music Education.
Rardin has served as a guest conductor for all-state choirs in eighteen states, for divisional honor choirs for ACDA and Music Educators National Conference, and for Manhattan Concert Productions at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He has presented clinics for state, regional, and national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association.
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. His compositions and arrangements are published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing.
Rardin lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife, Sandy.