Tyler Castleton – Songwriting Class


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Growing up in a family of seven boys in the small town of Preston, ID, Tyler Castleton began his musical training at the age of 7. He studied songwriting, film scoring and music business at Brigham Young University and was named the Outstanding Media Music student in 1994.

As a film and TV composer, Tyler has worked for a prestigious array of clients, including National Geographic, Animal Planet, ABC Monday Night Movie, NuSkin International, PBS Television, Sundance Film Festival and BYU-TV among others. Tyler was music producer and composer for the 2002 Olympic spectacular Light of the World, which was seen in the Conference Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

As director of A&R at Shadow Mountain Records (a division of Deseret Book), Tyler was instrumental in developing and launching Jericho Road, a cutting-edge group with a debut album that broke all sales records for the independent record label. While at the label, he played a key role in the release of the Grammy Award-winning album One Voice from Gladys Knight and the Saints Unified Voices. Tyler continues to produce concert events and tours for various clients.

Songs Tyler has written or co-written can be heard on nearly 150 LDS, Christian, pop, and country music recordings by artists including Grammy Award-winner Gladys Knight, Marie Osmond, Hilary Weeks, Cherie Call, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Beyond 5, Michael McLean, Jenny Phillips, 80’s sensations The Jets, and country music superstar Martina McBride. His songs appear on a total of over 1.5 million albums world-wide. Tyler has been honored by the Faith Centered Music Association numerous times, including Pearl Awards for Producer and Songwriter of the Year.

Tyler teaches Songwriting at Utah Valley University and is a frequent guest lecturer and presenter on the subjects of music business, studio recording, and songwriting.