Tyler Strickland, DMA Candidate in Wind Conducting

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Biography

Tyler Strickland is in his first year as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for University Bands at the University of Iowa and is currently enrolled in the D.M.A. in Wind Conducting program.  His duties include conducting concert ensembles and serving as a graduate staff member for the Hawkeye Marching Band and Iowa Pep Band. His administrative duties include assisting with the Iowa Honor Band and instrument inventory for the Iowa Bands.

Before arriving in Iowa City Mr. Strickland was the Director of Bands at Reeltown High School in Notasulga, AL for six years, and Director of Bands at Ackerman High School in Ackerman, MS for the two years prior. During his time at both schools he taught band to students in grades five through twelve and was responsible for all aspects of the band programs including concert bands, jazz band, marching band, and pep bands. At Reeltown his concert ensembles received superior ratings, and his marching bands consistently won their class at marching contests across the state of Alabama. Mr. Strickland has also enjoyed playing lead alto sax in The Auburn Knights Orchestra, a big band style jazz ensemble with an 85-year history.

Mr. Strickland holds a Master of Music Education degree as well as a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Auburn University. He holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He currently resides in Iowa City with his wife Ashley, whom he met in the marching band at Auburn, and their three Labrador Retrievers.