Tyler Capp (b. 1983) writes relentless, tonally charged, trans-stylistic works in an attempt to reconcile his diverse influences with the curious predicament of being a concert music composer in the 21st century. Of his work, Lee Passarella (Audiophile Audition) writes: “Capp’s music suggests an attractive, viable rapprochement between two styles that are often seen as disparate (and that sound even more so when a less sensitive musician tries to yoke them together).”
Tyler’s music has been performed throughout the world by ensembles such as Music from Copland House, Signal, Quartetto Indaco, the UMKC Conservatory Wind Symphony, and Vicennium Void. He has received fellowships from Copland House CULTIVATE and the UC Davis Composition Workshop, and his work has been featured at the highSCORE Music Festival, June in Buffalo, and the Thailand International Composition Festival, among others. In 2010, his piece Stranger Variations for violin was released on Stony Brook Soundings, Vol. II (Bridge Records 9319), and his work Cryptogram for wind ensemble was the recipient of a 2013 Morton Gould Young Composer Award from the ASCAP Foundation. In 2014-2015, Tyler was the recipient of five residencies throughout the United States, including a Copland House Residency Award.
Tyler holds degrees from the University of Delaware and Stony Brook University, and is currently pursuing his doctoral degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he was a Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellow. His composition teachers have included Jennifer Margaret Barker, Chen Yi, James Mobberley, Paul Rudy, Sheila Silver, Peter Winkler, and Zhou Long.