A versatile musician with interests ranging from classical repertoire to world musics, jazz, popular genres, and the avant-garde, Tyler Jones (b. 1993) is a composer and conductor currently working in the American Southeast. Exploring intriguing rhythmic-metric structures and earthy, evocative colors, Tyler’s work is concerned with community, perspective, and sound behavior within a given space. His music has been reviewed as “intense” and “richly detailed.” Recent work includes a collaboration with the violinist Davis Brooks for the album Early Musings: New Music for Violin (Navona Records); numerous screen-dance film scores; and a wind ensemble premiere at Carnegie Hall.
Tyler holds a master’s degree in composition and a bachelor’s degree in music theory, both from The University of Alabama. His teachers at Alabama included Amir Zaheri, composition; Blake Richardson, conducting; Tim Feeney, percussion; and Thomas Robinson, music theory research and methods. Tyler is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Millennium Composers Initiative.