A versatile musician with interests ranging from Western classical repertoire to world musics, jazz, popular genres, theatre, and the avant-garde, Tyler Jones (b. 1993) is a composer and conductor currently working in the American Southeast. Tyler’s work is concerned with community, perspective, and sound behavior within a given space. Intriguing rhythmic-metric structures and earthy, evocative colors are always front of mind. Tyler’s music has been reviewed as “intense” and “richly detailed.” Recent projects include a wind ensemble premiere at Carnegie Hall (2020).
Tyler holds a Master of Music degree in composition and Bachelor of Music degree in music theory, both from The University of Alabama School of Music. He has also studied at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music. Tyler’s teachers include Amir Zaheri, Tyler Bradley Walker, Craig First, and Laura Schwendinger for composition; Blake Richardson and Oriol Sans for conducting; and Tim Feeney for percussion. As a scholar, Tyler focuses on the music of Lili Boulanger, minimalism, and European music during World War II. Tyler is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Millennium Composers Initiative.