Tyler Young

Aberdeen, North Carolina

DMA, Saxophone Performance, Michigan State University, 2023
MM, Saxophone Performance, Michigan State University, 2019
BA, Saxophone Performance, Florida State University, 2017

Young is an active recording engineer, producer, saxophonist and teacher living in Lansing, Michigan. Recent projects include lead engineer and producer on an album by pianist Chen Wang released on Ivory Classics and co-producer for Branford Marsalis and the Virginia Symphony through Arts Laureate. Young is professor of saxophone at Alma College in Alma, Michigan and is the baritone chair with the multi-award winning saxophone quartet Sound Session.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I like meeting people and making friends, so I tend to know people in a lot of places! I love a good glass of bourbon and watching the sunset. If you hear any saxophone this summer, it may or may not be me…

What are you hoping to learn this summer at the NRO?
I want to meet a lot of people, consume some good food, and partake in some good music! If I see a bear it’s +3 points, if I see a moose it’s +10 points (never seen a live moose before)

What activities/hobbies do you most enjoy?
I love Nature, so being outside is very important to me. I’m a big fan of good streaming shows (still watching Last of Us, no spoilers), I can throw a frisbee pretty far, I love traveling to new places, authentic food is a must, and I really love meeting people.