tyson is an acclaimed music composer, experimental instrument builder, and multi-instrumentalist who writes for horns, winds, strings, vocals, percussion, and rhythm sections for jazz, classical, and world-music ensembles. Through composing/arranging in settings as small as solo instruments and rock groups, to his own full-length symphony for 18 musicians, tyson is adept at teaching to each students’ particular needs. He has a degree in music composition, painting, and writing from Whitman College with a focus on Jazz, Classical, and 20th century theory and techniques and taught there as well.
Recent projects include www.soundcave.org, www.tangolamelodia.com, and www.chrysalis-foundation.org. He has performed main stage at Harmony Festival, Anon Salon’s Sea of Dreams, the deYoung Museum, MCCLA, SomArts, and many others.