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ABOUT TYLER OSTERMAN

Class of 2022

Tyler Osterman is an upcoming music educator and horn player currently studying at theUniversity of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. A passionate teacher, he is currently in his final year of working towards an honor’s degree in music education.


Tyler has played in a variety of ensembles available to him at the university and beyond. He has spent time in the university’s premier Wind Ensemble, this year in the role of assistant principal. Beyond that, he has played in the University Symphony Orchestra, in the orchestra for choral programs, in the theatre department’s production of Little Night Music, and in assorted venues throughout the community. Tyler is a founding member of the Loblolly Brass Quintet, an undergraduate group at theUniversity of Arkansas coached by Dr. Richard Rulli and other brass faculty. Entering its third year of existence, the quintet has participated in masterclasses with the University of Kentucky Brass Quintet and the Air Force Band Brass Quintet. Loblolly has performed for numerous recitals and events, including the Honors College Convocation.


The marching arts are a pivotal part of Tyler’s musical experience, stretching from high school to drum corps. This is his fourth year with the Razorback Marching Band, and the third of which as a drum major. Tyler spent this past summer with the Blue Knights Drum and BugleCorps, also serving as a drum major. Most interested in the impact that program culture may have on music education, Tyler is currently conducting research on student leadership in marching band pursuant to his honor thesis.


With a specialty in drum majors and marching technique, this background has allowed Tyler to assist with teaching area high school marching bands. Currently, he works regularly with the Bentonville West High School Marching Band, a competitive group in Centerton, Arkansas. Tyler also assists regularly with his alma mater, Webb City High School.


Tyler maintains a great interest in the organizations surrounding and supporting music. He currently serves as the treasurer of the University’s National Association for music education, working to provide professional development and other resources for music education students and active educators. Tyler is also an active member and leader in the Lambda Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, a national honorary band fraternity dedicated to the betterment of bands.