de Laski Performing Arts Bldg, A417
4400 University Drive, MS 3E3
Fairfax, VA 22030
Tyler Kuebler, D.M.A. — Musician, Composer, Educator — originally from Agoura Hills, CA, now serves as Adjunct Professor of Jazz Saxophone at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
Dr. Kuebler currently performs as Lead Alto Saxohponist with the world-renowned USAF Airmen of Note. After serving with the USAF Band’s Airmen of Note from 1998-2002 as Lead Tenor, Dr. Kuebler is thrilled to be back with the band after a six-year hiatus, this time leading the section.Prior to relocating back to the Washington D.C. Metro area, Dr. Kuebler was an Assistant Professor of Saxophone, Jazz Studies, and Music Theory and Director of the Studio Jazz Orchestra at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. During his tenure at SIUC, Tyler was also a member of The New Arts Jazztet, a faculty jazz quintet in residence at the university. In addition to his educational commitments at SIUC, he taught at various musical summer camps, including the prestigious Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the Governor’s Honors Program in Georgia.
Throughout his career, Dr. Kuebler has had the opportunity to perform and record with some of the biggest names in jazz and popular music, including the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson, Sammy Figueroa, Julio Iglesias, David Liebman, Jack Sheldon, Randy Brecker, Paul Anka, Jerry Bergonzi, Clark Terry, Bobby Caldwell, James Moody, Dick Oats, Joe Lovano, Louie Bellson, Slide Hampton, Rosemary Clooney, Kenny Werner, Bob Mintzer, Gerry Mulligan, Conrad Herwig, Ernie Watts, John Fedchock, Jon Hendricks, Pete Christlieb, Peabo Bryson, Steve Allen, the Tempations, and the Four Tops to name a few.
Dr. Kuebler earned his B.M and M.M. degrees from the University of North Texas, where he was a member of the world-renowned One O’Clock Lab Band. The University of Miami conferred his Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Throughout his education, Tyler has studied with such influential teachers as Jim Riggs, Neil Slater, Gary Keller, Whit Sidener, Dan Haerle, Mike Steinel, Ronnie Miller, Yusef Lateef, Dr. Billy Taylor, John Mosley and Shuichi Komiyama.
Dr. Kuebler maintains an active performance schedule in a variety of musical styles, including jazz, classical, and commercial music. He remains committed to educational outreach and stays active as a guest artist and clinician at universities throughout the United States.
DMA, Jazz Performance, University of Miami (2005)
Faculty Rank: Instructor