Spencer David Hutchings started composing while at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he earned a Master's degree in Classical Guitar Performance and a PhD in Musicology. During this time, he wrote original music for concert-hall performances, internationally recognized choreographers, and multimedia platforms.
After returning to his native New York, Spencer began his career as a film composer. His work first appeared in Vera Farmiga's directorial debut "Higher Ground," and his first feature-length score was for Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford's "Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding," starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Since then, Spencer has written and produced original scores for a wide range of films, including Philip Dorling and Ron Nyswaner's comedy "Why Stop Now," Joe Muszynski's Western drama "Mahjong and the West," and Peter Hutchings' high school comedy, "The Outcasts." Most recently Spencer scored Anja Murman's drama 2017 "Unintended" and co-composed Katie Walsh's 2017 surfing documentary "Surfing to Cope."