Originally from Doylestown Pennsylvania, Paul Hutchings is a composer and trumpet player at Temple University in Philadelphia PA.


Paul has composed music for many projects, including Penn State Network TV and NYU Tisch productions. In 2017,  he conducted the NYU  Community Orchestra in the world premiere of his orchestral work Four Irish Dances which garnered a standing ovation. Paul was a finalist in the Lyra Society's Costello Competition for his solo harp work, Damhsa Sa Gaoth. Paul attended the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in 2014, where he was able to meet and learn from notable film composers such as Sean Callery, Mark Snow, and Ira Newborn. He has also participated in the International Film Music Competition, organizing and running recording sessions involving dozens of musicians to record his music. Paul's current projects include the Temple Studio Orchestra, a group of musicians dedicated to film music collaboration and live music-to-picture concerts.


Paul has over 12 years of experience as a musician, with over a decade as a both a classical and jazz Trumpet player. Paul was a 6-year  member of the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County, where he traveled overseas to Europe  on 2 tours, and was the winner of their 2015/2016 Concerto Competition. Paul is active in the Philadelphia area, including founding the Temple University Brass Ensemble and performances at South jazz club. Paul is a member of the classic rock Cherry Lane Band and has been heard on New York-based jazz fusion band C3's debut album "The Unanswered Question".