Tyler Dorothy is currently in his final year at Rhode Island College finishing up three Bachelor’s degrees in Music: one in Vocal Performance, one in Music History, and one in Composition. Tyler has spent five years with the Rhode Island College Concert Chorus and four years with the Rhode Island College Chamber Singers. Tyler has participated in numerous small ensembles including the RIC Early Music Ensemble, RIC Opera Workshop, the acapella groups Tonally Awesome and Will Sing For Food (the latter of which he is the president). He has filled positions as Baritone section leader and as a hired soloist for numerous churches including St. Paul’s of Wickford, Greenwood Community Church in Warwick, and All Saints Memorial Church in Providence. Tyler has performed professionally with Kaleidoscope Children’s Theater, Opera Providence in their production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, and also with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra for their performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Tyler has performed in many major works with choir and orchestra/chamber orchestra including Mozart’s Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem, the premiere of the work Holocaust by a Russian soldier who survived through WWII, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and Tyler was a featured soloist for Durante’s Magnificat, Orff’s Carmina Burana, selections from Eleanor Daley’s Requiem, and several pieces within the Chamber Chorus.
Tyler has taken numerous courses ranging from two years of music theory and a year of advanced music theory, two years of sight singing and ear training, six years of professional voice lessons with Susan Rodgers and Don St. Jean, studies in all historical eras of music, conducting, piano, and many technical theater courses. Tyler primarily studies and focuses in classical music for voice and piano, but he is also skilled in teaching music theory and history to all ages and is also proficient in musical theater, swing, jazz, and general pop/rock repertoire.