Second Flute & Piccolo
Houston Grand Opera Orchestra
In addition to performing, Tyler is passionate about teaching, music advocacy, and the amplification of BIPOC voices. 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.
TYLER MARTIN joined the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra in the 2021-22 season as Second Flute and Piccolo. He has performed with the symphony orchestras of Seattle, Milwaukee, Fort Worth, Omaha, and Missouri and worked with esteemed conductors like Patrick Summers, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Michael Stern, Dame Jane Glover, Teddy Abrahms, Eun Sun Kim, Cristian Marcelaru, and Larry Rachleff. He is a prize winner of numerous competitions, including the Houston Flute Club, New York Flute Club, Austin Flute Society, and National Flute Association’s Orchestral Audition Competition. Additionally, he was a semi-finalist in the 2021 Young Concert Artists international auditions. In 2019, he was awarded Honorable Mention in the Boston Woodwind Society Flute Competition.
This past summer he attended Spoleto Festival USA, the National Repertory Orchestra, and was on faculty for the 2022 Virtual Flute Music Festival. An avid performer of new and contemporary music, he performs with Houston’s contemporary music collective Musiqa and is the dedicatee of works for flute and piccolo written for him by composers Joy Guidry, Jaylin Vinson and Alex Berko. He has been featured as a guest artist at the 2020 National Flute Association Convention and gave a nationally broadcast solo recital and interview as a 2022 Young Artist in Residence for American Public Media’s Performance Today.
Tyler received a Bachelor of Music degree from DePaul University’s School of Music, and Master of Music degrees from both 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 discovered his instruments at Flutistry and plays on a handmade 10K Powell Flute with a 19.5K Lumina headjoint and a Powell Signature Piccolo with a Mancke Kingwood headjoint.
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
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
Flute Studio Member
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