Applied Faculty, Voice
Music & Communication Building
Tyler Evatt-Young, tenor, began his musical career as a church pianist at the age of 17. He continued to serve as a Director of Music and Organist for various congregations for over 17 years. His work as a musician extends beyond the church walls. He taught chorus and general music in the public school system. He also served as a voice instructor at Catawba Valley Community College while maintaining a private vocal and piano studio. Evatt-Young was honored to serve for 3 consecutive years as Music Director for America’s longest-running outdoor Revolutionary War drama, Horn in the West.
Evatt-Young has a varied background with experience in opera, oratorio, and musical theater. His operatic credits include engagements with Asheville Lyric Opera and Little Opera Company of Charlotte as Frederic in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, Gastone in Verdi’s La Traviata, Sam Kaplan in Weill’s Street Scene, and Ferrando in Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte. He also performed the role of Ferrando in the American Singers Opera Project presentation of Così in Winston-Salem, NC. Oratorio and concert performances include Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s Magnificat, Dubois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ, Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, and a performance of Rogers and Hammerstein tunes with the Brevard Philharmonic. Evatt-Young spent the summer of 2012 at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria where he performed in numerous opera, operetta, musical theater, and art song concerts. He received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Appalachian State University. He is now pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music.