Piano, Vocal & Guitar Instructor
Paul Winchester is a composer, songwriter, performer, educator, and music director currently working in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota. Paul holds a B.Mus. in Music Composition from The College of Wooster and an M.Mus. in Music Composition from Syracuse University, where he was a Heaton Fellow and recipient of the Brian Israel Prize in Composition. Paul has received commissions from The Society for New Music, Okemos High School, The University of Minnesota-Duluth Theater Department, and The Ohio Shakespeare Festival, among others. He attended the Interlochen Arts Camp in the summer of 2005 as a musical theater major, and has performed as an actor or pit band member in shows such as Peter Pan, Rags, Beauty and the Beast, Cabaret, Tick…Tick…Boom!, and The Music Man. Paul has performed as a singer in numerous choirs and is currently a member of The Singers in St. Paul, MN. He has also recorded as a vocalist and instrumentalist for numerous rock, pop, jazz, and folk projects, and just released his debut solo EP, Love Songs.
In addition to his music career, Paul is also a professional game developer. He is currently freelancing after working for 3 years with Fantasy Flight Games in Roseville, where he served on the development team for and subsequently served as lead designer and producer for the product line of Star Wars: Imperial Assault , winner of the 2016 Board Game of the Year Origin Award.
Paul is currently the Music Director of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka and an instructor with Briana Lyn Music Studios, where he teaches guitar & piano.