Dr. Tyler Webster, a native Texan, earned his Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin under the tutelage of Jonathan Gunn, where he served as the Assistant Instructor of Clarinet. Prior to that, Dr. Webster obtained his Artist Diploma from UT, his M.M. from Northwestern University, and his B.M. from Texas Tech University, where he studied with Steve Cohen and David Shea, respectively.
An active performer, Dr. Webster holds the positions of Associate Principal/Eb clarinetist with the Abilene Philharmonic and the West Texas Philharmonic. In addition to these positions, he regularly performs with orchestras across the southern states, including the San Antonio Philharmonic and the New Mexico Philharmonic.
As a chamber musician, Dr. Webster performs in various chamber groups. His woodwind quintet, LI5TEN, participated in the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and held a residency at the Banff Center for the Arts in Banff, Canada. Dr. Webster also regularly performs with his clarinet, violin, and piano trio, Stretto, in the greater Austin metropolitan area. He is an advocate for contemporary music and is a founding member of PrismATX Ensemble. More recently, he is new member of Homegrown, a new music ensemble based in Tampa that aims to promote local composers and multi-sensory experiences.
Dr. Webster has a strong passion for academics, teaching, and pedagogy. He has maintained private studios for the past decade and has held residencies and presented lectures at universities throughout the South, including The University of Texas at San Antonio, Louisiana State University, and Hardin-Simmons University.
When Dr. Webster isn't playing or teaching clarinet, he can usually be found riding his bike, playing video games, swimming, and writing music. He has been an avid and active composer/arranger since he was 10 years old and is passionate about writing chamber music, etudes, and expanding the clarinet repertoire.