Tyler Readinger, a native of Reading, Pennsylvania, has quickly gained traction as a versatile young conductor. He has collaborated with world-class artists such Kurt Nikkanen and Maria Asteriadou, as well as many student, faculty, and guest performers and composers from the Jacobs School of Music, Cincinnati College-Conservatory, Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and Kutztown University. He has previously served as assistant conductor of the Reading Philharmonic Orchestra and has been invited to guest conduct groups such as the Reading Pops Orchestra, Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic, and Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. Currently a doctoral student studying under Arthur Fagen and Thomas Wilkins at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University, he has also studied briefly with conductors David Neely, Christian Capocaccia, Georgios Vranos, Gavriel Heine, Willis Rapp, and numerous others. Tyler was a fellow of the Conductors Institute of South Carolina, where he worked with renowned conductors Donald Portnoy, Peter Jaffe, and Jorge Mester, along with composers Victoria Bond, Samuel Jones, and John Fitz Rogers. He has also participated in other summer programs such as the Beyond the Baton conducting seminar with conductor Diane Wittry. His enthusiastic versatility on the podium has him working comfortably in a wide variety of styles and genres, from classical to contemporary music, symphonic to pops literature, as well as many others. He also is an avid conductor of film music both in live-to-picture screenings, premieres, and recording sessions, working with composers from the Hollywood an BBC film industries such as Larry Groupé and Neil Brand.
As an accomplished clarinetist he has performed regularly as an ensemble, chamber and solo musician regionally, nationally, and internationally. He has appeared with the Reading Pops Orchestra, Penn Symphony Orchestra, Northern Lights Festival Orchestra, Allentown Band, and many others. A former student of Soo Goh, Tyler has performed in master classes for Mark Nuccio, Kevin Schempf, Barbara Venetikidou, Michele Gingras, Christopher Nichols, and Tim Bonenfant, and has also studied briefly with Miltos Mumulides, Rie Suzuki, and Julie Beth Drey. He has been a participant in multiple festivals such as the Cape May Piano Festival, Northern Lights Music Festival, and Kutztown University Summer Chamber Music Festival, and PA Intercollegiate Band Festival.
Tyler holds a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. A continuous strong advocate of music education to all ages, communities, and backgrounds, Tyler has served in the College Music Society as the first student member on the organization’s executive board of directors. His strong love for connecting with various communities and sharing the passion and joy for music recently had him working as music educator and private instructor within communities of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Kenya.