Paul Winchester is a piano, vocal & guitar teacher with Briana Lyn Studios. Equally important, he is a composer, songwriter, performer, educator, and music director currently working in the Twin Cities. 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.
In addition, Paul attended the Interlochen Arts Camp in the summer of 2005 as a musical theater major. While there, he performed as an actor and pit band member in shows such as Peter Pan, Rags, Beauty and the Beast, Cabaret, Tick…Tick…Boom!, and The Music Man. Not to mention, Paul has performed as a singer in numerous choirs. Notably, Paul is a member of The Singers in St. Paul, MN. Not only has he recorded as a vocalist and instrumentalist for numerous rock, pop, jazz, and folk projects, but also just released his debut solo EP, Love Songs.
Additionally, Paul is also a professional game developer. He is currently freelancing after working for 3 years with Fantasy Flight Games in Roseville. While working there, he served on the development team 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.
Currently, Paul is the Music Director of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka.