Tyler Slamkowski is an American musician with a passion for critical pedagogy and social justice. As a performer, he specializes in recitals, chamber music, and small group jazz and has performed from Romania and Honduras to Albuquerque and Detroit. Tyler has studied with John Marchiando, Jeff Jenkins, Greg Alley, Chris Buckholz, and Steve Huffsteter.

Tyler is also a passionate and recognized music educator. He has presented at various conferences on critical theory in the music classroom, including the Theater and Pedagogy of the Oppressed Conference (2022) and the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music (2023). Tyler's students and ensembles have consistently been recognized with first division ratings, and he has a reputation for building meaningful relationships with everyone around him. As one colleague wrote, “Mr. Slamkowski has been one of the most caring and conscientious teachers with whom I have worked.” 

Tyler holds a BA in Music and International Development Studies from Calvin College and an MM in Music Education from the University of New Mexico. 

Tyler also enjoys open water swimming, cycling, and spoiling his cat, Sweetpea.