A native of the D.C. Metro Area, Tyler Cunningham is a New York based percussionist and electronic artist who is fiercely passionate about new music and the creation of interdisciplinary art. He has performed across the US and abroad in Europe and Asia, and has premiered over fifty solo and chamber works. Tyler’s performance practice and research incorporates theater and dramaturgy into concert music, and how musical spheres can be developed by considering the ocular. An advocate for new music, Tyler led a commissioning project in 2017 titled inquiry before snow, creating of five world premieres inspired by works of poetry. In past summers, Tyler has performed with Evolution Ensemble at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, as a Contemporary Ensemble fellow at the Atlantic Music Festival, and in the Contemporary Performance Institute at the Composer’s Conference. Tyler currently studies at The Juilliard School and is the recipient of the Philip C. Kraus and the Stephen E. Somers Scholarships.