Saxophonist Tyler Young began his musical studies at the age of 10, from which he then rapidly developed a love for music making and the special communication it fosters. Pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Music Performance from both the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Florida State University has given Tyler the opportunity to learn from a large collec=on of playing styles and performance tools, as well as having guidance from four different professors. Tyler is currently the professor of saxophone at Alma College along side his appointment at the Flint School of Performing Arts, and is the co-owner of the New Music Festival of the Pines, a week long music festival for high school students interested in the art of chamber improvisation. Tyler Has performed across America, attending prestigious music festivals from New York (American Saxophone Academy '16), to Maryland (National Music Festival '16), to his home state of North Carolina (Brevard Music Festival '15). On the competition circuit, Tyler has placed highly as a soloist and through chamber ensembles-most recently securing a Grand Prize placing with the 2019 New Orleans Chamber Festival Competition with his saxophone quartet Group 2, as well as 2nd in the Birmingham Musicale Solo Woodwind Competition in 2018. Tyler is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Saxophone Performance at Michigan State University with Professor Joseph Lulloff, where he completed his Masters in Saxophone Performance in 2017. Go Green!