Tyler Joseph Brugmann

St. Louis, MO

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance 2019
Teachers Edward Gazouleas & Stephen Wrycynski
Indiana University College of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Linguistics and Hispanic Studies
Carnegie Mellon University
Master of Music in Viola Performance 2021
Artist Diploma 2023
Teachers David Harding & Tatjana Chamis Mead

Tyler Joseph Brugmann, born in St. Louis, Missouri, began playing viola at the age of 7. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance from Indiana University Bloomington Jacobs School of Music as a student respectively of both Edward Gazouleas and Stephen Wryczynski, as well received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Linguistics and Speech Pathology. After completing his degrees, Tyler went on to study with David Harding and Tatjana Chamis at Carnegie Mellon University where he is currently finishing his Advanced Music Certificate.
Tyler Brugmann is an active orchestral player and continues to play in the viola section with the Erie Philharmonic, Akron Symphony, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Westmoreland Symphony, Firelands Symphony, Johnstown Symphony, Altoona Symphony, and Butler Symphony Orchestra. Outside of music, Tyler enjoys cooking new recipes, drinking red wine, practicing yoga, hiking or taking long walks, and spending time with his friends and family.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I really enjoy the world of wine and the process of winemaking, and I have been studying for the past year to take my beginner sommelier exam by the end of 2023. I have always enjoyed learning about and drinking wine, so taking my exam is something I am looking forward to completing and expanding my journey into the world of wine.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Julia Wolfe, Benjamin Britten & Johannes Brahms

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
My favorite things to do while being on my music-making break is to cook, go on a hike with some friends, read at a cute coffee shop, or play volleyball!

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
I hope to grow more musically as a musician, continue to network with more talented musicians and mentors, and meet new friends and colleagues!