Tyler Canonico Lebanon Valley College
Music with a concentration in Organ Performance and Sacred Music
Tyler graduated with the Class of 2010 from Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts at 18 years of age. He studied organ under the instruction of Dr. Jason Kissel (3 years), and previously studied piano and organ under Mrs. Kathie Metz (4 years pian...moreo, 2 years organ). Tyler is currently a sophomore at Lebanon Valley College and currently studies organ and piano with Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman. He is majoring in Music with a concentration in Organ Performance and Sacred Music.
Recently, Tyler was rewarded first place in the Quimby/ AGO Region III Young Organists Competition. Tyler was presented with the John Philip Sousa Band Award and the Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts Music Department Talent and Achievement Award. He is also the recipient of several scholarships. In 2007, Tyler was the recipient of the Vernon de Tarr Scholarship from the Delaware Chapter of Organists.
At First United Methodist Church in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, Tyler is the Organist and Director of Music. Tyler conducts the adult choir and the handbell choir and is starting a children and youth music program. He is the Principal Accompanist for the Harrisburg Menâ€™s Chorus.
At Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, Tyler was active in the schoolâ€™s music program, performing in the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Ensemble. He was the schoolâ€™s organist all four years. Tyler was the Assistant Musical Director for the schoolâ€™s main-stage musical productions and was the Music Director and Pit Conductor for the black-box musical productions.
Tyler was the Organist and Assistant Choir Director at Hope Presbyterian from May 2009 until August 2010. He was the Director of Music and Organist at Avon Zion United Methodist Church from October 2010 until August 2011.
He has been an active member of Towson United Methodist Church, performing with the Alleluia Singers Youth Choir, Celebration Ringers Youth Handbell Choir, and assisting where needed.
Over the years, Tyler attended the Pipe Organ Encounter Summer Camps in MD, NC, PA, and VA. He also attended the Oberlin Conservatory Summer Academy in Ohio. Tyler has had the honor of being the substitute organist at many different churches in Maryland. Tyler has been a guest organist and a guest conductor in Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Virginia.