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Paul Rudolph is a 2-time Emmy-nominated music director, and 3-time Emmy Winner as Music Editor for Sesame Street, with 22 years experience in direction, composition, conducting, arranging, recording, and instrument building. He has been a part of Sesame Street since 2008, winning  8 Emmys for Outstanding Preschool Series.

He has been teaching music to students, celebrities, and puppets since 1984.

Work experience


Music Director credits

Sesame Street (HBO, PBS), Nature Cat (Spiffy Pictures, PBS), Julie's Greenroom (Julie Andrews, executive producer, Netflix/Jim Henson Company), Toca Boca (web-based music videos, games), Nickelodeon Live, Muppets Tonight (ABC)
Sep 2008Present

Vocal Music Director-Conductor / Studio Music Director / Composer / Music Editor

Sesame Street

Sesame Street televised episodes, PBS specials, home video, live performances and games:

  • vocal music direction:  rehearsal, recording sessions, on-set conducting - Emmy-nominated 2009 and 2013 for music direction
  • 3-time Emmy winner for Live Sound Editing team - music editor
  • music editing: vocal music, instrumentals, ADR sessions
  • vocal arrangements for televised episodes
  • ProTools HD recording / editing vocals from cast and guest stars
  • live performances:  vocal arrangements and direction
  • original song composition and instrumental arrangements
  • original music for online games and apps including Elmo's Monster Maker

Guest Talent:

Live performances and special projects:

  • “When Families Grieve” –Emmy-nominated PBS special hosted by Katie Couric
  • “Economic Insecurity”–PBS special hosted by Al Roker
  • Sesame Street Live at Port Aventura–Barcelona, Spain
  • 2012 Primetime Emmy Award–Growing Hope Against Hunger PBS special with Brad Paisley
  • Macy's Parade–live televised performance, 2009-2016
  • White House Easter Egg Roll–live performances, 2010-2016
  • 2012 Fleet Week NYC with United States Marine Corps Band on the SS Intrepid
  • 2009 Emmy’s tribute to 40 years of Sesame Street–live televised performance
  • 2009 A Capitol Fouth PBS special–with the National Symphony Orchestra and Natasha Bedingfield
Jan 1995Present


YouTube Channel for Paul Rudolph Music



GLANK on SoundCloud

Jan 1995Jan 1996

Assistant Music Director

Jim Henson Company: Muppets Tonight

Assistant Music Director to Richard Gibbs, collaboration with head writers Dick Blasucci, Jim Lewis, Kirk Thatcher and executive producer Brian Henson.

  • composition
  • arranging
  • vocal rehearsal / direction
  • on-set conducting

Guest talent:

  • Tony Bennett
  • Prince
  • Garth Brooks
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Sandra Bullock

Composition / Arrangements:

Sep 1997Oct 2008

Conductor / Recordist / Music Editor / Sound Designer

Trivers / Myers Music Inc.

Commercial clients:

  • United Airlines - Cadillac - Target
  • Epson - Nike - Jeep - Pontiac
  • Lexus - Nestle - Listerine - IBM
  • Boeing - Wells Fargo - Verizon
  • Hummer - Acura - Nintendo - Lowe's
  • Film clients:
  • Paramount / ShowTime
  • History Channel - 2 documentaries "Ben Franklin" and "Angels"
  • Citizens United - 2 political documentaries
  • Leto Films - "Cannes Do" - documentary feature
  • The Scripps Network - "The Critics" pilot
Jan 2000Present

Founder / Composer / Instrument Builder


GLANK is a percussion performance art group that has entertained audiences of all ages since 2002, performing 50 specialized gigs, including our New York debut at La Mama Experimental Theater in 2011. 

New York performances:

  • NYC Maker Faire 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014  - GLANK awarded Editor's Choice Blue Ribbon in 2012 and 2013, 2014, Educator's Choice 2013
  • Secret Theatre Long Island City 2013
  • La Mama Experimental Theater 2011
  • Roulette Brooklyn 2011, 2013
  • Past Los Angeles performances:
  • Santa Monica Fair
  • Eagle Rock Music Festival
  • Knitting Factory Hollywood
  • Farmlab
  • Motoart
  • KTLA's Kid's Day LA

GLANK website

GLANK on YouTube

GLANK on Facebook

  • found object instruments
  • audience integration
  • anonymous performers
  • video projection
  • audience members become anonymous

Instrument Inventor

Percussion Invention Collection

Unique sounds spanning a wide range of frequencies and timbres - from a low bass LP tank to a tiny computer heat sink - and can uniquely enhance any musical project.

"Metalophone" Instrument Photos

More on YouTube


  • "Rendition" - New Line Cinema
  • Paul Hepker - Academy Award-winning composer
  • Mark Kilian - Academy Award-winning composer
  • "The Day Reagan Was Shot" - Paramount/Showtime
  • Discovery Channel - "Raw Nature"
  • Richard Gibbs
  • Meghan Andrews - produced by Loren Toolajian
  • Trivers/Myers Music - numerous commercials
  • Phideaux Xavier "Doomsday Afternoon"
  • Tim Lagasse "Sammy and Sofa"
  • Brian Yanish "Scrapkins"
  • Heather Henson's "Panther and Crane"


  • ProTools / Logic Audio:  recording, editing, mixing
  • Conducting:  various ensemble sizes: vocal, instrumental, orchestral, wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, live or to click track, multi-media. Credits include Muppets Tonight, Sesame Street, the US Marine Corps Band and AMP Millennium Event at Nokia Theater, NY
  • Music direction:  instrumental, vocal, all ages - live performance and in-studio
  • Voice-Over direction:  games, apps, looping to video
  • Composition and arranging in various styles
  • Classically trained percussionist, vibraphone emphasis
  • Music Transcription - Sibelius - arranging, orchestration
  • PhotoShop, Final Cut Express
  • Teaching music since 1984



Carol-Lynn Parente, former Co-Executive Producer, Sesame Street, founder of Street Cred Media

Joey Mazzarino, writer, director 212-875-0028 

Bill Sherman, Music Director, Sesame Street 917-757-1652

Loren Toolajian, music producer  973-444-0635

Trivers/Myers Music, Inc. 310-640-9166 John Trivers and Elizabeth Myers

Richard Gibbs, composer, music director 310-457-7547

John Goux, session guitarist 818-634-1009

Gabe Moffat, engineer 213-820-6355

Paul Hepker, composer 323-664-8986

Photos and GLANK links