In addition to performing Tyler is passionate about teaching, music advocacy, and the amplification of BIPOC voices in classical music. In 2019 Tyler was selected as the Engagement Director of a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, as part of the inaugural class of Nova Fellows at the New England Conservatory. While holding this position, he produced various workshops, residencies and outreach concerts throughout the Boston community. As a sought after private instructor, Tyler has held positions on the teaching faculty at Josiah Quincy Upper School and Margarita Muniz Academy in Boston, MA. Currently, Tyler coaches sectionals, gives masterclasses and maintains a studio of talented flutists at Dawson High School, Berry Miller Junior High, and Rogers Middle School in Pearland ISD. On the industry side of the flute community, Tyler is a team member of Flutistry.
TYLER MARTIN joined the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra in the 2021-22 season as second flute and piccolo. He also subs with the Houston Symphony Orchestra and spends his summers playing with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra. He has received numerous awards, most recently winning first prize in the Houston Flute Club’s Byron Hester Competition in 2021. This same year he also won second prize in the National Flute Association’s Orchestral Audition Competition and both the NY Flute Club and Austin Flute Society Young Artist Competitions. Additionally, he was a semi-finalist in the 2021 Young Concert Artists international auditions. In 2019, Tyler was awarded Honorable Mention in the Boston Woodwind Society Flute Competition. He has found much success in auditions, including offers to attend the 2020 Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, Texas Music Festival Orchestra and was awarded a teaching assistantship at Brevard Music Center. As a freelance artist, Tyler has performed in countries across the globe including; France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, and the Dominican Republic. Other notable accomplishments include both solo and ensemble performances at the 2020 National Flute Association Convention. An avid performer of new and contemporary music, Tyler has performed numerous world premieres and was the dedicatee of a new flute and piano work entitled Between. Around. Above. written by composer and friend Alex Berko.
Tyler received a Bachelor of Music degree from DePaul University’s School of Music, a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. His principal teachers include Alice K. Dade, Mark Sparks, Paula Robison, and Leone Buyse. Tyler has taken masterclasses and lessons from artists such as Elizabeth Rowe, Cynthia Meyers, Sonora Slocum, Marianne Gedigian, Amy Porter, Robert Langevin, Julien Beaudiment, Demarre McGill, Timothy Day, and Stefán Höskuldsson.
Tyler plays on a handmade 10K Powell Flute with a 19.5K Powell Lumina headjoint and a Powell Signature Piccolo.
His pronouns are He/Him.
Teaching is one of the most rewarding parts of my musical career. I offer years of teaching experience with individual and group lessons, coaching sectionals, and leading masterclasses. Additionally, I’ve taught a variety of students from beginner to adult. I currently maintain studios in my home as well as through Pearland Independent School District. During this time I am able to offer both in-person lessons throughout the Greater Houston Area as well as virtual lessons via Zoom!
My teaching philosophy is based on encouraging musical curiosity and exploration while also motivating each of my students to set and achieve their own personal goals. Each of my students get individualized attention to help them address specific areas of their playing.
If you are interested in signing up for private lessons or are a music educator and looking for a flute teacher for masterclasses, contest adjudication, or sectional coaching please get in touch with me via the contact form below.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Tyler Martin is a dynamic artist who brings gorgeousness of sound and committed phrasing to everything he plays. He is an important voice in his generation and one to watch!
Professor of Flute
University of Texas at Austin
Tyler has been a fantastic addition to our private lesson staff. He is very professional and we have seen incredible musical growth in his students .
Head Band Director
Glenda Dawson HS Pearland, TX
I feel like I've really improved since I've started lessons with Mr. Martin. He likes to focus a lot on detail which has really helped me be more picky with myself, and in the long run has made me better.
11th Grade Student
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