Michael Tynes

2023 Round Top Music Festival

Rogers , AR
Indiana University Bloomington
I have been a past participant in the 2022 Round Top Music Festival in Round Top, Texas, the 2019, 2018 and 2017 Brevard Music Festivals in Brevard, North Carolina, and the 2016 Music in the Mountains festival in Durango, Colorado. At the age of 16, I made my professional orchestral debut with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas performing Camille Saint-Saens’ cello concerto in a minor. I am currently a 4th year undergraduate student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where I study cello with Prof. Emilio Colon. I have participted in the Jacob's School's University, Symphony and Concert orchestras as well as being a chamber music participant playing string quartet and piano trio literature. I have also made my compositional debut at Jacobs, performing pieces for solo cello and for electric cello and keyboard. At home in Arkansas from 2012-2019, I studied with Dr. Stephen Gates and Dr. Patrick Bellah. During my years there, I played with the Arkansas Philharmonic, the Arkansas Symphony, and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas.