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. He is the co-founder of the PROMPTUS Collective, a NYC-based performance collective that focuses on researching and cultivating a trans-disciplinary practice. 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 received his Bachelor of Music at the Juilliard School, studying with Markus Rhoten & Greg Zuber. He is pursuing his Master of Music at the University of Toronto, studying with Aiyun Huang & with generous support of the Garnett Graduate Percussion Scholarship and a University of Toronto Fellowship.