About Tyler Smith
Get to know Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith is currently finishing his first year in the Master of Choral Conducting track at Western Kentucky University on graduate assistantship. He helps run the Chorale, University Singers, Treble Chorus, and Choral Society groups there, as well as tutoring students in Aural Skills, Music Theory, and giving voice lessons. He plans on going on a study abroad trip in Salzburg this summer, taking graduate courses towards his degree and helping conduct the volunteer choir that meets there every year.
Before moving to Bowling Green, Kentucky, Tyler Smith was the Assistant Director of Music at Loveland Presbyterian Church. He directed the choir and helped plan music for the calendar year, communicating with staff and clergy for upcoming events and supplying additional solo music as needed. He is currently the Baritone section leader at Christ Episcopal Church in Bowling Green, lending his voice to anthem recordings and the regular Sunday livestream services.
He has also held positions as the Elementary Choir Director at Grandview Elementary in Newport, Kentucky, taught various homeschool choir groups through his studies at Northern Kentucky University, and assisted with the Northern Kentucky University Northern Chorale choir as a teaching instructor. It was here that Tyler received both his Bachelor of Music Education-Choral Emphasis and Bachelor of Music-Vocal Performance degrees. Before graduation, he spent time with Highlands High School and Grant’s Lick Elementary as a student teacher.
Tyler is often in demand as not only a conductor but also as a soloist. He has performed in the Northern Kentucky University operas: Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell, ensemble; The Tender Land by Aaron Copland, Mr. Jenks; Der Schauspieldirektor by W.A. Mozart, Mr. Bluff; The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti, Bob the Wanderer. He has also been the featured soloist in productions of Handel’s Messiah, Schubert’s Mass in G, and regularly teaches voice lessons, at one point having a studio of twenty students through the Fine Arts Center at Sharonville, Ohio and teaching here in Bowling Green, Kentucky through Music and Arts. He is currently one of the KMEA District 3 Middle School Solo and Ensemble judges.