Degrees and Certifications:
San Jose State University - B.M. performance LeTourneau Univ. - B.M. education
Mr. Tyler Dempsey
Mr. Dempsey is an active percussion performer, writer, arranger, educator and clinician with 25 years of teaching experience. Mr. Dempsey has a B.M. in percussion performance from San Jose State University, under Anthony J. Cirone, and a B.M. in music education. He marched with the Colts, Bluecoats, and the Santa Clara Vanguard drum and bugle corps. He was also the 1996 Percussive Arts Society - P.A.S.I.C. , individual snare drum champion. Mr. Dempsey has worked with groups such as Phantom Regiment, Colts, Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, Div III percussion champions Teal Sound, West Coast Sound, and Pioneer drum and bugle corps. He is currently an active Drum Corps International percussion judge. Mr. Dempsey is an endorsed Innovative Percussion artist, an Evans drum heads endorsee, and published by TapSpace Publications.