Keene State College (Music Performance)
University of Akron (Master's)
Texas Tech University (PhD)
Dr. Tyler R. recently graduated from Texas Tech University with a Doctorate in Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy under the instruction of Will Strieder. He studied at University of Akron under the instruction of Scott Johnston, where he received his Masters of Music degree in Trumpet Performance and was an active member in their top ensembles. He also studied at Keene State College under the instruction of James Boccia, where he received the Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance. He was recently an active member of the Texas Tech Graduate Brass Quintet, Orchestra, as well as a member of the Texas Tech Trumpet Choir.
He is an active soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and other European Countries. Appearances have included those with such groups as the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Southwest New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Texas Tech Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, Littleborough Brass Band in England, Long Lake Camp for the Arts Pit Orchestra, and the New England Intercollegiate Honors Band. He has recorded and been recognized for his compositions by the National Holocaust Remembrance Day Hildebrandt Award Committee at Keene State College. Tyler R. composed and recorded music soundtracks for various online videogames such as Dark Age Wars.
In addition to his studies at Texas Tech University, Tyler has spent five summers at Long Lake Camp for the Arts as a seasonal brass instructor, performer, and director of various ensembles such as the Didgeridoo Ensemble. He also held the title of Assistant Music Director at Long Lake camp for the arts. With this achievement his duties expanded to conducting major ensembles, training new staff, arranging compositions for various ensembles, and ensuring the continuance of music at Long Lake Camp.
Tyler will continue to pursue his plans on becoming a University Trumpet Professor and playing for major orchestras and other ensemble groups to further his career in performance.
Main instrument is Trumpet but he is able to teach all brass instruments (French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba). I can also teach Ear Training, Music History, Music Theory, and Music Technology (Recording).
Dr. R. has been teaching trumpet lessons to beginners and advanced players for over a decade. Differentiating for each individual student's strengths and weaknesses, he determines, creates and implements the most ideal teaching methodology. Dr. Tyler R. recently graduated from Texas Tech University with a Doctorate in Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy under the instruction of Will Strieder. He studied at University of Akron under the instruction of Scott Johnston, where he received his Masters of Music degree in Trumpet Performance and was an active member in their top
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Ear Training is essential part to performing an instrument. For over ten years from my Bachelor's to my Doctorate in Music Performance the ear training I received and implemented with my own students as well as in Master Classes. The tools, programs, and overall simplification of ear training is easily taught and adaptable to all different types of students. I personally work on ear training everyday as well as in touch with colleagues for new ideas and ways to teach.
Recently for my Doctoral Graduation, in order to be qualified as a candidate I has to pass a four hour history and theory exams. The dates of history ranged from Medieval to Present, all types of music, instrumentation, as well as political, war, and other influences during the time that would affect the development of music, composers, and form. Also, required to take history classes for my Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate from different institutions has given me a large advantage to teaching and making music history fun and exciting to students.
I received my Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate in Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy. This also included taking Brass Methods and Teaching Brass Methods for all three degrees making me able to understand, teach, and play all brass instruments.
I received my Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate in Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy. I have traveled to Europe and the United Kingdom performing with various ensembles as well as traveling and performing all across the United States with various ensembles under the direction of amazing musicians.