Dr. Stephanie Hutchinson is a musician and writer based in Los Angeles. Her hymns and songs are being sung by congregations in the US, England, Canada, Japan and Nigeria.
She has introduced her original hymns (text and tune) at Hymn-Sings in churches in California, New Jersey, Washington state and Hawaii. To inquire about hosting a Hymn-Sing or having Dr. Stephanie play/introduce her music at your church, please see the Contact page.
Two of her hymns were translated into Mandarin and distributed to churches in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Also, a UCLA dance major choreographed "God is the Singer" into a ballet.
The Concert Singers of Westchester, CA, presented the world premiere of her Christmas carol "While Tending Sheep That Cold, Clear Night". Digital downloads of the live performance are available on the Home page (along with a YouTube video). Sheet music is available on the Sheet Music page.
A new hymn, "The Cross, The Blood, The Resurrection" had its world premiere in April 2015 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (see News page). An audio recording can be heard on the News page. Sheet music is available on the Sheet Music page.
Reformation Lutheran in Westminster, CA commissioned Dr. Hutchinson to write a Christmas cantata. THE BIRTH OF CHRIST: PROPHETIC PRONOUNCEMENTS AND ANGELIC ANNOUNCEMENTS had its world premiere on December 18, 2016. It included a 4-part script featuring a spoken word choral piece, WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, THE PRINCE OF PEACE (think “Hamilton”), a script entitled “The Annunciation,” featuring different languages spoken in the congregation, a piano solo performed by Dr. Hutchinson (“O Holy Night,”) and a choral piece entitled WHILE TENDING SHEEP THAT COLD, CLEAR NIGHT.
The church was so pleased with the Cantata that they commissioned another spoken-word piece, for Easter. HALLELUJAH CHORUS II for SATB choir and drum had Its world premiere on Easter 2017. They also commissioned a second Easter song, FAITHFUL AND TRUE, a 2-part chorus for men and women. It can also be done unison. Its world premiere was on Easter 2018.
Some of Dr. Stephanie's most popular songs are in the acclaimed "A Trilogy of Hymns”, which contains:
- God is the Poet
- God is the Singer
- God is the Artist
Each has piano accompaniment, guitar chords, and flute descant.
Colleen Cronin, Music Director of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Westchester, CA, has used "A Trilogy of Hymns” on several occasions. She writes:
"Everyone loved it. It is about God is the poet and the artist; we are the poem and the works of art, etc. I used it on Music Ministry Sunday to great success. It is a unison hymn (or anthem) from her published Trilogy of hymns, with beautiful piano accompaniment, easy and very short (under 2 minutes)."
Other individual sheet music titles include:
- As We Live by the Spirit
- Blessed Are We
- The Cross, The Blood, The Resurrection New! World Premiere info on News page
- Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (music only)
- Lord of All Living
- We are Gathered Here to See (Wedding Hymn)
- We Celebrate the Journey
- We're Never Far From God's Love
- While Tending Sheep That Cold, Clear Night (A Modern Carol) (hear the MP3 digital download and see the YouTube video of the SATB version
- Wonderful Counselor, The Prince of Peace (Spoken Word) New! World Premiere info on News page
There is also a hymnal, entitled "20 Original Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs". Titles include:
- All Power is Given to Jesus
- Another Year Draws to Its Close (New Year's Hymn)
- Excellent, Glorious, Mighty Are You
- I Cry, O Lord, to You, Distressed
- Looking Back, We Thank You, Lord (Church Anniversary Hymn)
- O Jehovah, Our Gracious Father
- O Sing Unto the Lord a New Song
- We Thank You, Lord, for Dawning Day (Thanksgiving Hymn)
Sheet music for the Trilogy, hymnal and individual songs are available in hard copy. Click here.
This music is not with CCLI, however it can be licensed for a minimal fee; please inquire here.
Dr. Stephanie is available to play/introduce her music to churches; please inquire here.
For information regarding her other creative work (plays and musicals), please visit StephanieHutchinson.com.
For information regarding her music teaching and coaching, please visit pianovoice.me.
Thanks for your support!