Saskatoon Public Schools
"I’ve had the privilege of working with Tyrone in two capacities - as a performer and a conductor. I played his piece, Saskatoon Suite, with the Saskatoon Serenade and loved it so much I just had to purchase it for my own school band! My students were very interested in learning a variety of different styles and techniques that showcase sounds of nature and Indigenous culture. Tyrone was willing to come out and speak to my class about his piece, which is an amazing experience for students. I look forward to working with him, again, in the future! "
Evan Hardy Collegiate
"Saskatoon Suite is an exciting three movement work that is authentic to it's origin and displays interesting scoring contrast. It is very accessible and enjoyable for both young and more mature bands. Ty came to a rehearsal and gave us an opportunity to play it for him and ask questions making the whole experience very meaningful!"
Sylvia Fedoruk School
“Tyrone has been a very approachable composer who has offered to work with my band students during class on different occasions, sharing his experiences with writing music and elaborating on the process. His compositions are challenging but still fun and engaging for students of varying ages and abilities. He should also be commended for working towards composing more authentic First Nations concert band repertoire through his consultation with individuals possessing traditional knowledge of their culture. Strongly consider playing some of his music with your band students!"
Saskatoon Youth Jazz Orchestra
“When Tyrone approached me about reading an arrangement of Mike Janzen’s Funky Roads that he had been working on, I told him that I felt it would be a good opportunity for the band to work with a local composer/arranger. The piece worked well for the band, so much so that we decided to perform it at our year end concert! Since that time Tyrone has brought in an original, a work in progress which we also gave a read. I look forward to the opportunity to play through the finished product, [post-pandemic of course!]”