Tyler McKisson

Cincinnati, Ohio

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Artist Diploma (2023)
University of Colorado Boulder, M.M. in Viola Performance (2021)
University of Northern Colorado, B.M. in Viola Performance (2019)

Breckenridge Associates RE Chair

Tyler McKisson’s musical career started at age ten when he joined his school’s orchestra program. He has since received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Viola Performance. McKisson is currently a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Diversity Fellow pursuing an Artist Diploma from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music studying under Dr. Catharine Lees. McKisson has also performed with the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I am one of few violists who began their studies on viola rather than another instrument.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Antonio Vivaldi

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Spending time in nature

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
Spending time in the beautiful mountains of Colorado along with working with a number of amazing conductors!