Tyler Todd Kimmel is a third year doctor of musical arts student in choral conducting at the University of Washington. He was born and raised in Seattle, where he currently works as a collaborative performing artist and educator.
Passionate about music and theater, he has sought opportunities to maintain both mediums as a director of performing arts at Seattle Christian School, where he runs the secondary choir and theater departments. He also works with local professional and youth theater companies in their production and education departments, and works as a freelance actor and musician. As a composer, he has written several chamber pieces and solo works, two musicals, three film scores, and premiered incidental music for two plays at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. He is also an avid arranger, continually re-visioning and adapting works for his secondary and church choirs, and runs a voice and piano studio in south Seattle.
Before moving back to Seattle, Tyler served on the adjunct music faculty at Pepperdine University, where he was an assistant conductor of the orchestra, conductor for musical theater, theory tutor and vocal coach. While pursuing his masters degree at Florida International University (FIU), he served as an undergraduate composition teacher, and as an assistant conductor for the FIU Symphony under international conductor, Gzregorz Nowak.
Tyler is a member of the National Association for Music Educators and the American Choral Directors Association. He is passionate about performing arts education for secondary students, and loves hiking, running, skiing, and watching hockey.
Courses Taught for Secondary Students (Seattle Christian School) : Music Appreciation/History, Theater Arts, Role Development
Courses Taught for Undergraduate Students (Florida International University) : Music Composition, Theory Tutor
- Chamber Singers and University Chorale: River of Time - May 26, 2023 - 7:30pm
- UW Sings - May 25, 2023 - 7:30pm
- WinterFest - December 7, 2022 - 7:30pm
- UW Sings: Behold The Wonder! - December 1, 2022 - 7:30pm
- Chamber Singers and University Chorale - May 24, 2022 - 7:30pm