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G. Tracy Tyler

Jacksonville State University
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Tracy Tyler is currently an instructor of music at Jacksonville State University. He teaches percussion and percussion pedagogy. He also conducts the JSU Percussion Ensemble, the JSU Mallet Ensemble and JAXPAN, JSU's steel drum ensemble. Mr. Tyler is retired Principle Timpanist of the Rome Symphony Orchestra and Gadsden Symphony Orchestra but is still involved with performances and clinics throughout Alabama and Georgia. He has studied with Jack Berhend, Derryl Goes, Kofie McDonald, and Jack Moore, former timpanist with the Minneapolis Symphony and has attended seminars by Linda Pimentel, Cloyd Duff, and Leigh Howard Stevens.

Mr. Tyler was a member of the U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own", in Washington, D.C. and was in instructor at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan for ten summers. He received his M.M. in performance at the University of Northern Colorado and was the assistant band director at South Dakota State Unviersity before coming to Alabama.

"If teaching music is my job, then performing music is my hobby." Tracy performs regularly with a jazz quartet (drumset), The Chamber Players of The South, a steel drum band named "Caribbean Chrome" (double tenor pans + marimba) and a jazz duet called "Just the Two of Us" (vibes). He is featured on recordings by the BTJ Trio and The AppleScraps.

Mr. Tyler is a private pilot with an instrument rating. He loves to travel with his wife and best friend, Peg, former travel agent at Model City Travel in Anniston.