Tyler Tolles

Tyler Tolles
Contact Information
ph: 256.765.4375
email: ttolles@una.edu
Box 5040 | Music Building

Education Information
M.M., The Florida State University
B.M., University of North Texas

Dr. Tyler N. Tolles (b.1990) is an active percussion performer, composer, and educator based in
the Washington D.C. area. In addition to teaching vibraphone at the University of North
Alabama, he holds a full time position serving as Percussionist with the United States Naval
Academy Band in Annapolis, MD.


Dr. Tolles earned his Doctor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from The Florida State
University where he also received both a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance
and Jazz Studies under the tutelage of Dr. John W. Parks IV. He received his Bachelor of Music
degree in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas and maintains an active
membership in the Percussive Arts Society and its committees.
Dr. Tolles’ primary mentors/influences include: Christopher Deane, Mark Ford, Dr. Robert
Schietroma, Ed Smith, Leon Anderson, Nick Finzer, Jake Nissly and Dr. John W. Parks IV.