M is for Music
From section leader of the Marching Illini drumline to vocal music director for Sesame Street, Paul Rudolph (BS ’89 Music Education) has taken some unexpected yet impactful detours along his career journey. Each project, gig, and job he took along the way has played an important role in his success. As Rudolph described, “It was a long and winding road to Sesame Street, for sure.” Now a three-time Emmy award-winning music editor and two-time Emmy-nominated vocal music director, Paul Rudolph is always making music. That passion for creating and composing started at a young age and grew stronger during Rudolph’s time at the University of Illinois.