Conservatory Leadership

Tyler McGeough

Tyler McGeough

Director, Instrumental Music Conservatory

Mr. Tyler McGeough has been an active professional musician and educator in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas since 2010. Well versed in jazz, classical, and popular styles, his career as a performing and recording artist has led him to perform with some of the finest musicians in Los Angeles. Performance credits include the 2019 Earth’s Call Festival Orchestra at the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, The Afro Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, The Red Light Brass Band, The Southern California Brass Consortium, The Marlon Martinez Jazz Orchestra, The OC Supertones, international pop artist Ebi, and countless other local artists.  

As an educator, Mr. McGeough has taught music in nearly every capacity, across a broad range of ages, ability levels, and styles. He has dedicated his career in education to helping young musicians realize their musical identity and potential. He has directed and developed multiple elementary school band programs, been an Assistant Band Director at several local middle and high schools and taught private lessons extensively throughout Southern California. Many of his students have gone on to prestigious music schools such as The Berklee School of Music, USC Thornton School of Music, and The University of North Texas. In 2017, Mr. McGeough began work at CSArts-SGV and founded the school's jazz ensemble and jazz combos while teaching courses in improvisation and music business. In 2019 he was chosen to be a part of the CSArts-SGV inaugural Leadership Class, which prepares selected candidates to be the organization's future leaders. During his time at CSArts-SGV, he has contributed significantly to laying the foundation for the Winds and Jazz Studies program.

Mr. McGeough holds a master's degree in jazz studies and a bachelor’s degree in classical performance from The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. He has studied both jazz and classical trombone privately with Joey Sellers, Mike Hoffman, Bob McChesney, and Steve Trapani.

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