July 12, 2014

Tyler Hart, Assistant Band Director

Mr. Emily+Tyler Wedding-200Tyler Hart is in his second year of public school teaching. Prior to gaining a position at DeSoto Central Middle School, Mr. Hart was an assistant band director at at Paragould Jr. & Sr. High School. Mr. Hart has also previously taught with numerous programs as a staff member in Kentucky, Inidiana, and Arkansas. At Paragould, Mr. Hart taught the Jr. High Intermediate Band, beginning clarinets, beginning low brass, general music, and team taught the Sr. High Marching & Concert Bands. Mr. Hart was born and raised in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. His brother was a trombone player and Mr. Hart was taken into the band world by storm. Although proficient on all instruments, Mr. Hart’s primary instrument is the euphonium. His previous teacher/private instructors include David Centers, Matt Baucum, Ray Conklin, John Fannin, Todd Hill, Bryan Heath, and Steven Mead (euphonium virtuoso). In high school, Mr. Hart was involved with many activities, including Marching band, pep band, jazz band, All-District band (principle euphonium 7th-12th¬†grade), All-State band (principle euphonium 1 year), and All-State marching band, while maintaining a perfect GPA. After high school, Mr. Hart sought his bachelors degree in instrumental music education by attending Murray, Kentucky. He graduated summa cum laude in the fall of 2012. While in college, Mr. Hart became a member of the legendary Racer Marching band, rising as section leader and helping to plan the annual Festival of Champions marching contest. Aside from marching band, Mr. Hart was selected to perform with the Kentucky Intercollegiate Band, where he sat as principle euphonium. As a member of the university wind ensemble, Mr. Hart premiered a student composition in a concert at the John F. Kennedy center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C. also while in college, Mr. Hart marched with the crowd favorite Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, marching euphonium in 2010. In the 2013-2014 school year, Mr. Hart was awarded a full ride scholarship as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Louisville. Mr. Hart is currently halfway done with his Masters in Music Performance, and intends to finish his Masters in Music Education.

Mr. Hart has a strong passion for teaching and playing his instrument. Many of his private lessons students have accomplished the goal of making all-district and all-state band. Mr. Hart is currently a member of ITEA (International Tuba Euphonium Association) and ITA (International Trombone Association). He is also an alumni member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia national music fraternity. Mr. Hart was recently married to his college sweetheart, Emily Hart (Hembrunch). In his free time, Mr. Hart enjoys being outdoors and playing with his dog Ruby.