Photo Credits: Jon Whitaker Biography last updated: August 2017 CV last updated: September 2017

Photo Credits: Jon Whitaker

Biography last updated: August 2017

CV last updated: September 2017

Tyler S. Grant

b. June 23, 1995 (Birmingham, AL)

B.S. - Music Education- University of Alabama (in progress)

     Tyler S. Grant (b. 1995) has written numerous award-winning works for concert bands, marching bands and chamber groups; many of which have been performed across the world and by musicians of all levels. Since 2010, his wind band music has been found on Editor’s Choice List’s from various international music distributors in addition to being performed by various district and state-wide honor bands. His work Panoramic Fanfare was recently named a winner in the 2014 “Call for Fanfares” Competition hosted by the Dallas Wind Symphony; the fanfare has since been performed by collegiate/professional ensembles in the United States, Canada, and British Columbia. He regularly accepts commissions for new works and produces new publications for bands and chamber groups each year. While he has never formally studied composition, he credits his mentors Brian Balmages and Randall Coleman as being pivotal to his success as a composer and a conductor. Notable performance venues of his work include: The Midwest Clinic, Carnegie Hall, Meyerson Symphony Center (Dallas), Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and numerous state-wide, national, and international music conventions. Upcoming commissions and appearances include performances by The Georgia Wind Symphony, Redstone Brass, Kennesaw State University Wind Ensemble, University of Alabama Concert Bands, United States Naval Academy's Midshipmen Drum & Bugle Corps, trombonist Jon Whitaker, and numerous middle-school and high-school ensembles in the United States and Canada. 

     In addition to his writing, Tyler regularly serves as guest conductor/clinician for school districts and honor bands at the elementary, junior-high, and high-school levels. His rehearsal style has been described as “engaging and energetic, sprinkled with humor and the occasional life lesson”. Tyler has contributed numerous interviews to articles in School Band & Orchestra Magazine, The Instrumentalist Magazine, and recently was a contributing author in Alfred Music Publishing Company’s Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development series.

     Tyler is currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Music at the University of Alabama where he studies conducting with Randall Coleman. He holds membership in the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

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     Tyler S. Grant has written numerous award-winning works for concert bands, marching bands and chamber groups; many of which have been performed across the world and by musicians of all levels. His wind band music is regularly found on Editor’s Choice List’s from various international music distributors in addition to being performed by various district and state-wide honor bands.  He regularly accepts commissions for new works and produces new publications for bands and chamber groups each year. Notable performance venues of his work include: The Midwest Clinic, Carnegie Hall, Meyerson Symphony Center (Dallas), Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and numerous state-wide, national, and international music conventions. In addition, Tyler regularly serves as guest conductor/clinician for school districts and honor bands at the elementary, junior-high, and high-school levels. His rehearsal style has been described as “engaging and energetic, sprinkled with humor and the occasional life lesson”. Tyler has contributed numerous interviews to articles in School Band & Orchestra Magazine, The Instrumentalist Magazine, and recently was a contributing author in Alfred Music Publishing Company’s Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development series.

     Tyler is currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Music at the University of Alabama. He holds membership in the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). 


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