Tyler Reece, baritone, is going into his second year as an MM/DMA candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Originally from the Aspen Valley of Colorado, Tyler went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa studying with Dr. David Judisch. At Luther, he performed the roles of Guglielmo in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte and John Styx in Offenbach's comic operetta Orpheus in the Underworld. For his graduate studies, Tyler has worked under the tutelage of Dr. Linda Di Fiore at both the University of North Texas and at UCSB. Recent operatic engagements include the title role of Pasatieri’s one act comedy Signor Deluso, Malvolio in the West Coast premiere of Joel Feigin’s setting of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and the leading role of Papageno in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy. Tyler is a winner of numerous awards sponsored through the National Association for Teachers of Singing, most notably the Gwendolyn Roberts Young Artist of the Year song recital competition. In addition to his academic studies, he sings professionally with All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church in Montecito, the Santa Barbara Choral Society, and Opera Santa Barbara. In accordance with his passion for education, he also serves as a Teaching Assistant to the Voice Department at UCSB.