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Tyler Sieh, viola

A native Minnesotan, violist Tyler Sieh completed both his undergraduate and graduate studies at the world-renowned Cleveland Institute of Music. His principal teachers include Lynne Ramsey, Mark Jackobs and Thomas Turner.

In 2007 Tyler joined the United States Air Force as a member of the Air Force Strings in Washington DC. During his enlistment he appeared as soloist with the Air Force String Orchestra and served as principal viola on numerous occasions. Tyler performed all across the United States with the Air Force Strings and has had the honor of performing for numerous heads of state including Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Tyler Sieh made his recital debut at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2009 and returned again as artistic founder of the Oleana Chamber Players in 2010. Tyler was also featured at the Violin Society of America conference as a member of the Air Force String Quartet, and in 2012 made his featured debut with the Dakota Sky Piano Festival in Sioux Falls. In 2013 he made his concerto debut with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.

Tyler has performed with the symphonies in Minnesota, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Toledo, Louisiana, Akron, Missouri, Richmond, Delaware and Annapolis as well as the National Gallery Orchestra, the Minnesota Opera, the Erie Philharmonic and the Baltimore Concert Artists.

Tyler has been on faculty at Augustana College as well as a guest clinician at the University of Virginia and currently serves as the upper strings teacher at Minnesota State University in Mankato.

Tyler currently serves in the viola section of the Omaha Symphony and as Principal Viola with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, violist with the Sioux City String Quartet and Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra viola sections.