TYLER DRISKILL is an assistant professor of music in the Department of Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan’s SMTD. Having served nearly 20 years as a collaborative pianist for the U-M Departments of Musical Theatre and Dance, Tyler has enjoyed an extensive career as a music director, conductor, arranger, vocal coach, and educator. Recent music direction credits include Sophisticated Ladies (assoc. MD) and Hair for the University of Michigan (Linda Goodrich and Justin Keyes, directors) and Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Always Patsy Cline, and Mamma Mia for the Encore Musical Theatre Company. As music director for the perennial favorites, Wine, Women & Song and the Valentine’s Day Cabaret, Tyler is a Kerrytown Concert House regular and recently presented tribute concerts to Barbra Streisand and Peggy Lee with Broadway artist and fellow U-M MT faculty member, Chelsea Packard. Additional music direction credits include Sweet Charity (Mark Madama, dir.) for the University of Michigan, and, for the Encore Musical Theatre Company, FUN HOME (Vincent J. Cardinal, dir.), Brigadoon (Wilde Award nomination for Best Music Direction), West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Assassins(Wilde Award for Best Music Direction), Into the Woods (Wilde Award for Best Music Direction), My Fair Lady (Tony Walton, dir.), Into the Wild (Developmental Premiere, Mia Walker, dir.), Sondheim on Sondheim, and An Evening with Jeremy Jordan. Tyler has performed with jazz vocalist Brad McNett at the Metropolitan Room in New York City.