Paul McKinley was born and raised in rural Somerset where he developed a passion for music making and composition. He enrolled at the Huddersfield School of Music in 1993 before undertaking a degree in Performance & Academic Studies at Birmingham University in 1995. He graduated from Bristol University in 2001 with an MA in Composition for Film & Contemporary Music.

In 2003 he returned to his roots to establish a business incorporating diverse composition and arrangement projects as well as to begin a lecturing career at Bridgwater College. Based within his home studios, where he utilizes the latest computer sequencing and notational software, he successfully works alongside music societies and groups, individual composers and publishers, educational practices as well as independent filmmakers and animators.



Huddersfield School of Music Composition Prize.

Birmingham Chamber Music Society Composition Winner.


‘The Acorn Trio’ - (Performance given by the Plane, Dukes, Rahman Trio)

‘Originality of approach’ – John Joubert – chairman BCMS.

‘Great clarity of thought and execution’ – Birmingham Post.


British Academy Songwriters and Composers.

Film Music Network.


Acoustic Art – Independent Music Publisher, London.

Martin Kiszco – Television & Film Composer, Bristol.


Bridgwater College, Somerset - Lecturer in Music

Edexcel, London – Music Practitioner

IBO, Cardiff – Music Examiner.

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