Tyler Kowal

Composer, 2020

Tyler Kowal is a composer pursuing a composition degree from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. He studies composition with Dr. Clint Needham and Dr. Jonathan Sokol and is studying euphonium with Professor Ken Heinlein.

Tyler has premiered a number of compositions at Baldwin Wallace University’s New Music Series concerts for various chamber ensembles and solo instruments. Drawing inspiration from movie scores and musical theatre, his music has always been centered around storytelling. Tyler’s music has been known to include many musical themes and leitmotifs and he occasionally gives nods or plants easter eggs to his previous compositions.

As an aspiring film composer, musical theatre writer, and opera composer, Tyler is looking forward to making the most of the remaining three years of his undergraduate degree and is excited to see where each path will lead him. He can’t wait to get back to school and continue pursuing his education.

Musically, Tyler has been known to draw his inspiration from Alan Silverstri, Dimitri Shostakovich, and Stephen Sondheim among many, many others.

Outside of music, Tyler has been actively involved in volunteering for the community, partnering with organizations that include Kids Escaping Drugs, Special Olympics, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He also likes to spend his time watching movies, reading captivating books, and hanging out with his friends.

Find out more about Tyler’s work on Youtube, SoundCloud, and his personal website