With international acclaim for his keyboard abilities, Tyler Boehmer carries much promise as a future organ virtuoso. His principal teachers include Dr. Don Cook (Brigham Young University), Dr. James Higdon (University of Kansas), and Professor Edoardo Bellotti (Hochschule für Künste, Bremen, Germany). He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Kansas.
Boehmer has quickly begun to distinguish himself as a rising star. Recent solo performances have taken him to five cities throughout Russia, the Washington National Cathedral, and the 2016 AGO Houston Convention, as well as cities throughout Germany and the western United States. He has also been active in many national and international competitions. Recent accolades include first prize in the 2019 Miami International Organ Competition, second prize in the 2018 Sydney International Organ Competition, and the diploma prize in the 2017 Tariverdiev International Organ Competition. In addition, he has also competed as a quarter-finalist in the 2019 Rheinberger International Organ Competition (chosen from more than 100 applicants), the 2019 St. Albans International Organ Competition, the 2018 Grand Prix de Chartres International Organ Competition, and the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition.
Boehmer continues to set a high standard of excellence in his performances, and has been described as “consistently good and expressive” (John Karl Hirten, MM), and “accurate, musical, controlled, with good attention to detail” (Dr. John Longhurst, Tabernacle Organist Emeritus).
Besides attending school, Boehmer also works as the Director of Music for Leavenworth First United Methodist Church, where he rehearses and conducts the Sanctuary Choir and the three handbell ensembles. In the future, he plans to become a university professor.