TYLER KAISER (b 1962 )
Tyler Kaiser was born in Duluth, Minnesota and has composed, performed, taught and lived in this area longer than some would consider prudent. Most of his credentials are, therefore, from this area, because he likes to serve his community, but he has received numerous grants, commissions and awards from organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Composers Forum, the American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers, the McKnight Foundation and many others. His compositions include two comic operas (he is working on a third), two symphonies, numerous works for orchestra, concert band, chamber ensembles and many arrangements for assorted early instruments. As a performer using a variety of instruments he has been involved with many of the organizations of the Duluth area including the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, the Northland Opera Theater Experience, Lyric Opera of the North, the Center for Early Music Orchestra, the Arrowhead Chorale, Colder by the Lake Comedy Troupe, the Northshore Big Band, and the Chambure Vihuela Quartet. He has given numerous faculty recitals at the College of St Scholastica and the University of Wisconsin, Superior, both institutions where he also teaches.
Courtesy of Tyler Kaiser