Tyler Grant

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Tyler Grant


Tyler S. Grant (b. 23 June 1995, Birmingham, Ala.) is an American educator, conductor and composer.

Tyler holds a bachelor's degree in music education at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. While he has never formally studied composition, he credits his mentors William Owens, Brian Balmages, and Ryan Fitchpatrick as being pivotal to his success as a composer and a conductor.

Grant has written numerous award-winning works for concert bands, marching bands and chamber groups. His band music is regularly found on Editor’s Choice Lists from various international music distributors in addition to being performed by various district and state-wide honor bands. He is the recipient of numerous ASCAP Plus Awards and was recently named a winner in the 2014 “Call for Fanfares” Competition hosted by the Dallas Wind Symphony. 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, The Southeastern Trumpet Festival, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Walt Disney World (Orlando, Fla.), and numerous state-wide music conventions. He was the youngest composer (at the age of 14) to have his music performed at the prestigious Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago.

In addition to his writing, Tyler enjoys conducting and clinic engagements with ensembles throughout the country. He has contributed interviews to articles in School Band & Orchestra Magazine, The Instrumentalist, and was recently a contributing author in Alfred Music Publishing Company’s Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development series.

He is on the middle and high school music faculty of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta, Georgia, and maintains an active composing and conducting schedule.

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