Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Tye Austin, Classical Guitarist

Hailed by NBC-5 as a guitarist who “…can make the guitar sing like it was invented to be in his hands,” native Oregonian Tye Austin will make his Royal Albert Hall debut on December 14, 2016 as first prize winner of the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2013, after winning multiple national and international competitions. He has performed with Grammy-winning musicians such as Sharon Isbin, Eliot Fisk, and Bela Fleck, and he’s been interviewed on National Public Radio. Tye is also an accomplished composer/arranger dedicated to expanding the guitar repertoire. The 2016-17 concert season will see the premiere of new chamber music Tye composed for the Boston Guitar Orchestra and his newly-formed Back Bay String Quartet. Thanks to a generous patronage and private scholarship, Tye graduated last Spring from the New England Conservatory with his Master of Music degree under the tutelage of legendary maestro Eliot Fisk (the last student of Andres Segovia). In addition to maintaing his active performance schedule, Tye also teaches guitar lessons at a local non-profit called Kithara Project, which provides guitar pedaggoy to Boston's low-income youth, as his was of "giving back" to the community. Tye plays a customized 2015 Steve Connor Guitar from Cape Cod, MA.

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I Have Worked With

  • December 2016

    I made my Royal Albert Hall debut as first prize winner of the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competiiton in 2016.

  • April 2016

    I performed at the Old State House downtwon Boston.

  • September 2014

    I completed my master of music degree under the tutealge of legendary Eliot Fisk (the last student of Andres Segovia) at New England Conservatory. I have also performed in concert with him at WGBH's Fraser Studio.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Tye
Job Title/Position: 
Classical Guitarist
Physical Address: 
38 Saint Stephen Street
Boston, MA 02115
Last Name: 
Austin
Phone: 
541-324-3938

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Solo / Recital
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Anthropology
Humanities - History
Humanities - Philosophy
Literary Arts - Poetry
Media - Audio / Sound
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Media - Video
Music - Chamber
Music - Composition
Music - Jazz
Music - Orchestral
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
50
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Kithara Project - Youth Guitar Program
Education: 
Master of Music - New England Conservatory '16
Bachelor of Arts in Music - Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University '13
Awards: 
First Prize - 2016 Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition
First Prize - 2013 American Protege International Strings Competition
First Prize - 2012 Oregon Friends of Music Regional Music Competition
First Prize - 2009 Oregon Center for the Arts Music Competition

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
A chair, minimal lighting, moderate room temperature (70-85 degrees f)
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
4

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
Subject Areas: 
Media
Music
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Master of Music - New England Conservatory '16
Fee Range Minimum: 
$80
Fee Range Maximum: 
$300