Tyler Dellaperute is a pianist based in Boone, NC. Outside his primary roles as accompanist and class piano instructor at the Hayes School of Music, Tyler is actively engaged in the Boone community as the pianist at First Presbyterian Church and choral director at the Temple of the High Country. He also hosts a weekly jazz jam at Crossroads Cafe and freelances regularly as a soloist and collaborative pianist.
Tyler received a B.A. in Music at Cedarville University in May of 2020, where he studied piano with Dr. John Mortensen. While pursuing his bachelor’s degree, Tyler performed in jazz ensembles, accompanied vocalists and instrumentalists, and completed an apprenticeship with piano technician Doug Atkins. Tyler obtained his M.M. in Music Performance at Appalachian State University in May of 2022, studying piano with Dr. Rodney Reynerson and music theory pedagogy with Dr. Jennifer Snodgrass. While a graduate student, Tyler served as the accompanist for App State’s community choir, Appalachian Chorale. His performance of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, mvt. 3 won him the runner-up position in the 2021 Concerto-Aria Competition.