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"Tyler Canonico gave a world-class performance leaving no detail overlooked. His well-crafted program was filled with masterful registrations, brilliant interpretations, highly skilled playing, and meaningful audience interactions which resulted in an unforgettable evening."

-The American Organist Magazine

-Dr. Michael Stefanek, Asbury United Methodist Church, Salisbury, MD

"Tyler Canonico is an exciting and spirited performer who brings the music to life and draws audiences in with his energy and sensitivity."

-Rev. Michael McMahon, Artist Director of the Music at Midday Series at the National City Christian Church, Washington, D.C.

"...his playing needs little introduction, his accompanying is fantastic, and he also did admirable work as a choral conductor. I will never forget his performance of the Finale from Vierne's 6th Symphony - phenomenal!" 

-Bruce Ludwick, Jr., Director of Music, Cathedral of St. Paul, Birmingham, Alabama


Concert Organist

One of the east coast’s finest young concert organists and inspiring church musicians, Tyler A. Canonico is the Minister of Music and Organist at Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he leads an expansive music program.  The program includes the Market Square Ringers, the Sanctuary Choir, a Choral Scholars Program, and the Market Square Singers (a touring choir comprised of volunteers, both amateur and professional, from the church and greater Central Pennsylvania community), and he is the Artistic Director for Arts on the Square.  Tyler is also an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Lebanon Valley College where he conducts the seventy-plus member College Choir.  In addition to his work, he is the organist for the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, and the founder and conductor of The Harrisburg Camerata.  Tyler is the Dean for the Harrisburg Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is a member of the AGO National Committee for Pipe Organ Encounters. Previously, Tyler was the Organist and Assistant Music Director at Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and was the Assistant Organist at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham, Alabama. 


In 2011, Tyler was awarded first place in the American Guild of Organist/Quimby Region III Competition for Young Organists.  He has performed Samuel Barber’s Toccata Festiva with the Lebanon Valley College Symphony Orchestra and has performed numerous works with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.  He is a frequent concert artist and guest conductor throughout the country.  Tyler has performed for the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the National Association of Schools of Music, and has performed at both national and regional AGO conventions.  At the 2012 national convention in Nashville, Tennessee, Tyler’s performance of “This Little Light of Mine” by Connecticut jazz composer, Dr. Joe Utterback, thrilled the audience and especially the composer.  This performance inspired Dr. Utterback to compose an organ arrangement of the well-known spiritual, “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho,” which he dedicated to Tyler.  


Tyler is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he received a Master of Music in Organ Performance and studied under Dr. Faythe Freese.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Organ Performance and Sacred Music from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania.  He studied organ and piano with Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman and orchestral conducting with Dr. Johannes Dietrich.  Tyler has also studied organ with Dr. Jason Kissel, and piano and organ with Ms. Kathie Metz.


Feel free to visit for a list of upcoming concerts, as well as video and audio recordings of live performances.  Tyler is exclusively represented by Concert Artists Cooperative.

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