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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Tyler Young

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Name: Tyler Young
Website: http://3s2.org
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Gammage 209
Presentation Title: The Third Stream Duo
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 20
Bio: Hailing from Aberdeen, North Carolina, Tyler Young began serious saxophone study as a sophomore in high school. While studying under a prominent clarinetist during his high school years, Tyler found that his love for the saxophone repertoire was heavily paralleled by his love for jazz—specifically the improvisation of melody and harmony in different musical styles. Tyler has studied at several different institutions and music festivals such as the Brevard Music Center and National Music Festival, and with many personalities such as Mr. David Newton, Dr. Xin Gao, Dr. Steven Stusek, Mr. Patrick Meighan, Dr. Katherine Weintraub, and currently, the great Joseph Lulloff. Tyler is currently residing in Lansing, Michigan, pursuing his DMA at Michigan State University.

BA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2012-2014)
BA, Florida State University (2014-2016)
MM, Michigan State University (2017-2019)
DMA, Michigan State University (in progress)

Ensemble Bio: The Third Stream Duo {3S2} is a genre-crossing new music improvisation duo that brings musical artistry and entertainment together at the highest level, fostering fundamental human connection and communication with audiences by creating new music together.  The Third Stream duo develops classical music improvisation through performing, festival appearances, teaching appearances, masterclass residencies, and collaborations. 3S2 will develop compositional relationships, introducing a new way of composing improvised music that can be applied to different ensembles and scenarios.

Other Performers / Participants


William Hueholt



William Hueholt is a classical pianist noted for his "keyboard prowess" (CNVC) in solo and collaborative repertoire. As a student, Hueholt puzzled his early mentors with his taste for new music, and insisted on performing Rzewski and Liebermann alongside the requisite Rachmaninoff and Liszt. Hueholt's interest in improvisation developed early on from his inability to stay focused while composing. In 2014, Hueholt attended the prestigious Mozarteum Sommerakademie in Salzburg, Austria, where he studied with Dr. Robert Levin, world-renowned musicologist, performer, and improviser. This profound experience encouraged Hueholt to pursue improvisation as an serious facet of his classical career. Since launching Third Stream Duo, Hueholt continues to perform actively as a soloist, most recently with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra in Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3.

B.M. Piano Performance - UNC-Greensboro (2016)

M.M. Piano Performance - Florida State University (in progress)

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Improvisation 1: The Fanfare 3
Improvisation 2: The Sonata 20
Improvisation 3: Expanding the Sound 10
Improvisation 4: The Suite 12