Tyler Hartley

Tyler Hartley began harp lessons at the age of six with Atlanta Opera harpist Susan Bennett Brady. Throughout middle school and high school, Tyler pursued a variety of performance experiences including 12 years in the Atlanta Harp Ensemble and four years with the prestigious Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. She began her collegiate studies at the Eastman School of Music, where she was a recipient of the Eileen Malone Scholarship and studied under Kathleen Bride, and later attended Kennesaw State University, where she was 2011’s Concerto Competition winner with the Boieldieu Harp Concerto and studied under Elisabeth Remy Johnson of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Tyler has performed in master classes with renowned harpists Judy Loman, Alice Giles, Kimberly Rowe, Catrin Finch, Bridget Kibbey, Elaine Barber, and Maria Luisa Rayan-Forero. Tyler has attended Eastern Music Festival, Saratoga Harp Colony, Miami Summer Music Festival, and Round Top Festival and has spent several summers at the Young Artist's Harp Seminar, first as a student and later as a theory instructor and counselor. 

An avid performer and orchestra lover, Tyler serves as principal harpist for the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra, principal harpist for the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra and second harpist for the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. In addition,she frequently freelances with various regional orchestras, wind ensembles, and choral groups including the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, Macon Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, North Georgia Symphony Orchestra, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Athens Choral Society, Voices of North Georgia, Tara Winds, Atlanta Freedom Band, Coastal Symphony of Georgia, and the Atlanta Wind Symphony. 

Tyler is also a top-rated musician on the gig and wedding scene, offering an extensive and eclectic playlist of music that includes both solo and harp-and-violin duo offerings. 

Tyler teaches private lessons on both lever and pedal harp to students of all ages from her home in Woodstock and her satellite studio in Roswell. Her students have been accepted into Georgia Symphony Youth Orchestra, Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, Georgia Piedmont Youth Symphony, Alpharetta Youth Symphony Orchestra, All-State Orchestra, Summer Harp Academy, Young Artist’s Harp Seminar, and the Peabody Institute of Music. 

Tyler is currently serving her second term as Secretary of the Georgia Chapter of the American Harp Society.  In her spare time, Tyler enjoys playing card, board, and video games, snuggling with her lab-mutt Jojo, and getting personally invested in TV series. She has watched The Office to completion six times. 

Contact Tyler for more information about event booking or private lessons at HarpistTyler@gmail.com
David Troy Francis

Two time Pulitzer Prize winning composer Ned Rorem says of Mr. Francis:  He plays the right note with the right tone at the right time. (what more can you ask of any performer?)  And with this, he adds that indefinable element of himself, which is the magic of all true interpreters.  
Mr. Francis has enjoyed a 50+ year career of musical excellence and performs in recital throughout America and Europe.  He has eight cds available including the world premiere recording of Mr. Rorem's Eight Etudes for Piano on the cd entitled The Americans.   The Los Angeles Times raves of Mr. Francis’ playing:  consistently absorbing whether in lyrical repose or propulsive fury.  Two of his best-selling CDs include his unique and compelling arrangements of American Hymns.
He is the recording pianist for such films as Pursuit of Happyness, Elegy and the re-make of Fame.  He has composed music for film and television. 
Mr. Francis is the creator, composer, musical director and executive producer of the runaway smash hit musical BARK! - the 3rd longest running production in Los Angeles theatrical history.  The wildly successful show has been mounted by theatres from Brazil to Alaska.  BARK! has been selected critics’ choice by the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune and has received over 30 critic’s pick or rave reviews.  BARK! played at the largest arts festival in the world in August 2018 as part of the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.  The show has enabled non profit animal organizations to raise over a half a million dollars for their charities.
David Troy Francis was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and is best known for his steadfast championing and performance of contemporary American music.  Now living in Roswell, Georgia, he is an esteemed concert pianist and recording artist as well as a respected composer, arranger and accompanist.
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