Paris Rutherford is widely considered one of the top vocal jazz arrangers today. His vocal jazz arrangements focus carefully on sing-ability, both in the lyric and in voice leading, and are crafted to bring an unusual touch to the music. A member of ASCAP, he is published by Anchor Music Publications, Hal Leonard Inc, and UNC Jazz Press. A Regents Professor Emeritus from the University of North Texas, Rutherford served for 30 years on the jazz studies faculty, directing the award-winning UNT Jazz Singers, the North Texas Summer Vocal Jazz Workshops, and the Jazz Arranging/Composition program. With extensive experience as a writer in film and broadcast music, Rutherford arranges for vocal groups, large jazz ensemble and symphony orchestra.