Tyler David Ray
American tenor, Tyler Ray, is in demand both nationally and internationally as a tenor soloist and chamber singer with a wide range of repertoire from renaissance to new works.
A native of Wichita, KS, Tyler holds a B.A. in Music from Friends University. In 2014 Tyler was one of four singers accepted to the prestigious Yale Voxtet program where he earned his Masters degree in Early Music Voice from the Yale School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music. During his time at Yale, he studied with internationally renowned tenor James Taylor.
Solo performance highlights include Handel’s Messiah with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (evangelist) with the Messiah Festival of the Arts, Handel’s Messiah with the American Baroque Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with the Yale Recital Chorus, Bach’s BWV 182 and 211 with Mountainside Baroque, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with Yale Schola Cantorum under the baton of David Hill, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Yale Camerata, Bach’s Missa in G minor conducted by Masaaki Suzuki, Arvo Pärt’s Passio (Pilate) with Yale Schola Cantorum, Bach’s BWV 10 conducted by Matthew Halls, Stravinsky’s Les Noces with Yale Camerata, and Haydn’s Creation (Uriel) with the Yale Glee Club conducted by Jeff Douma.
An avid chamber musician, Tyler has worked with numerous professional ensembles, including GRAMMY nominated Seraphic Fire, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, The Thirteen, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Kinnara Ensemble and Vox Humana.