Since joining the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras in 1987, Ms. Tuttle has become both a prolific performer and prominent teacher in Western Pennsylvania. Ms. Tuttle plays on a Phillip Injeian custom-built cello made in Pittsburgh, dated 2007, and an Arcus Cadenza carbon-fiber bow.
Paula Tuttle performs as a cellist with a wide variety of ensembles including:
- Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra
- Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Orchestra
- Music on the Edge
- Latshaw Pops Orchestra
- Cello Cello
- Zaffiro Trio
- Lake String Quartet
- Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra
- PBS Music Specials
She also gives solo cello performances in Western Pennsylvania and elsewhere.