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Senior Chief Musician Adam C. Tyler,


MUCS Adam C. Tyler

Senior Chief Musician Adam Tyler, originally from Phoenix, Ariz., joined the Navy Band in February 2000. He earned a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Northern Arizona University in 1996 with an emphasis in opera and musical theater. His vocal instructors include Judith Cloud and Judy May-Selheim. He performed with numerous professional theater companies prior to joining the Navy including the Grand Canyon Shakespeare Festival in Flagstaff, Ariz.; the Moonlight Theater Company in San Diego; the Canyon Moon Theater Company in Sedona, Ariz.; and the Phoenix Theater Company in Phoenix.

Tyler is actively involved in choral music in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. He is a vocalist with "Brethren," an all-male contemporary Christian ensemble, and "The Potomac River Chorale," both comprised of professional singers from the Washington area. In addition to his duties as a vocalist, Tyler has worked as a church musician for nine years. He was a cantor at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Arlington, Va., for three years and is currently the staff piano accompanist at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church.

Tyler's military decorations and awards include the Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal, Unit Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal and Global War on Terrorism Medal.