about me ...

Thanks for stopping by! I love being with people, helping them grow as musicians - whether writers, players, or singers! Therefore, my life includes a good dose of interaction with talented people.

My life is full of arranging music for different ensembles and in varying style. This, as well as writing text materials for the two programs I organized and taught while at the University of North Texas: vocal jazz ensemble (and program) as well then as instrumental jazz ensemble (large and small). Examples are described in three portals herein: vocal charts, instrumentals, the VJE, and Basics in Jazz Arranging.

The last portal contains some pictures of fun times; the Vocal Jazz Summer Workshop picture is from my final year at UNT: summer 2009

My life is full of wonderful and exciting adventures: God is Great!!
parisrutherford@icloud.com