Everything Band: Episode 41 - Tyler S. Grant

Composer Tyler S. Grant has enjoyed a meteoric rise to success and is one of the most exciting and interesting young composers for band today. In this  interview Tyler tells his story and provides insight into his background and career.


  • Tyler’s musical background and the story of how he ended up writing music at a very early age and his early relationship with Brian Balmages at FJH Publications.
  • His early experiences working as a conductor with students that are very close to his age and the growth he’s seen as a music education student at the University of Alabama.
  • The thought process behind Tyler’s decision to have his young band works commercially published while self-publishing his works for more advanced ensembles.
  • His experience with honor bands, his compositional process, and his thoughts about commissioning and consortiums.

School Band & Orchestra Magazine

Encouraging Composition

in the Secondary Instrumental Ensemble

by Edward C. Hoffman, III, Ph.D. • January 2015

"I think another aspect that music educators need to be cautious of is overemphasizing the competitive aspect of music. While some of the various musical assessments, competitions, festivals, and honor band auditions are important to the development of the students, it can be easy for the students to focus only on the competitive side of music and neglect the artistic side of music. "

Tone Deaf Comics

by John Bogenshutz • February 2016 (

All comics copyright © 2016 John Bogenshutz.

The University of Alabama News

UA Music Student’s Composition

to be Performed at Carnegie Hall

by Kristi Payne • October 2015

"TUSCALOOSA, Ala.  – A composition by Tyler Grant, a student in The University of Alabama’s School of Music, has been selected to be showcased at Carnegie Hall in New York City in April. “Panoramic Landscapes” will be performed by the Scarsdale, New York, High School wind ensemble under the direction of Jason Noble. It is Grant’s first work to be played at Carnegie Hall."