A native of St. Catharines, Ontario, Tyler Versluis first took music lessons from his grandfather and later studied music and sociology at Brock University. As a composer he has worked with ArpaTambora (Sanya Eng and Ryan Scott), ARRAYmusic, pianist Corey Hamm and tenor Will George, the Toy Piano Composers, gamUT new music ensemble (where he was composer in residence for 2013-14), the St. Catharines Chamber Music Society, the University of Toronto Oratorio, University of Toronto Opera, the Niagara Youth Orchestra and the Brock University Wind Ensemble.
He is an alumnus of Centre d’Arts Orford, fresh inc festival, Atlantic Music Festival, VISI Art Song Lab, the Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop, ARRAYmusic Young Composers Workshop, and the Niagara Youth Orchestra.
Tyler is also active as a conductor of new music, directing works for the University of Toronto’s gamUT new music ensemble, and at the University of Toronto New Music Festival.
Tyler is currently new music correspondent for Musical Toronto and is enrolled in the doctoral program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, studying composition with Gary Kulesha.