Tyler Miller is excited to return to the Bushwackers’ Brass Education Team. His drum corps performance experience began with the Connecticut Hurricanes as a lead baritone player, and would continue to march with the corps for their 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 season, all seasons having the corps in the top 4 placement at the DCA Championship Finals. After his 2010 season with The Hurricanes, Tyler was accepted into The Cadets Drum and Bugle corps for their 2011 season as a lead Baritone player. The Cadets went on to win the DCI World Championship that year, along with the High Visual and High General Effect awards. Tyler continued with The Cadets in 2013, where he was a baritone soloist for the corps in their encore and parade performances.
Miller is currently a student at The Hartt School of Music at the University of Harford in West Hartford CT, were he is in his final year as a double major in Music Education and Euphonium Performance. His primary Euphonium instructor is James E. Jackson III, principal Euphonium player of the U.S. Coastguard Band. Tyler also studies Music Composition at Hartt with Larry Alan Smith. Other composition instructors include Tawnie Olson, and Kyle Wernke.
As a Euphonium player at Hartt, Tyler performs with The Hartt Wind Ensemble under the direction of Glen Adsit, and The Euphonium-Tuba Consortium, directed by James E. Jackson III, which recently performed at the North East Tuba-Euphonium Conference (Ithaca College – 2013), and the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference (Indiana University – 2014).
Residing in East Haven CT, Tyler is currently a music instructor and visual designer/instructor for The East Haven High School Yellowjacket Marching Band. He has previously served on the teaching staffs at Rocky Hill High School as a brass and visual instructor, and Trumbull High School as a visual instructor.