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University of Missouri, KC 
Conservatory of Music
4949 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110-2229
voice:  816/235-2940
fax:    816/235-5265


Short Biography

Paul Rudy (1962) is a life-long student. His music encompasses sounds from the cactus of the desert, the kitchen, inside, and outback, to the chamber and orchestral stage. A fascination with sound has led from instrumental works to radio programs in London and Aspen Colorado, to interactive, installation, and cinematic works, with, and without visuals. Rudy has received awards from the Guggenheim (2008), Fulbright (1997) and Wurlitzer Foundations, Sounds Electric ’07 Competition (1st Prize), Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition (including a  2008 commission), EMS (Sweden 1st Prize), Citta di Udine (Prize ex aequo), SEAMUS, Meet the Composer, the American Composer’s Forum, SCI, National Music Teacher’s Association and the Missouri Music Teacher’s Association. He promotes the music of living composers by curating concerts Internationally and lectures widely on the analysis of non-notated sonic art, sound in film and timbral practice. He teaches at the University of Missouri at Kansas City where he received the 2008 Kauffman Award for Artistic Excellence. He has an avid interest in bicycling, hiking, camping, and mountaineering.  In 1994 he completed the Colorado Grand Slam after climbing all 54 of Colorado's 14,000 ft peaks and still hopes some day to go above 20,000 ft. Rudy’s CD His music is available on iTunes.




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created by Paul Rudy, Janurary 2005