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Tyler Kinnear

Tyler Kinnear

College of Fine and Performing Arts

School of Music

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Tyler Kinnear is Instructor of Arts in the David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts at Western Carolina University. He completed his Ph.D. in musicology at the University of British Columbia in 2017, with a dissertation examining manifestations of nature in contemporary music. Tyler’s teaching and research interests include environmental art, transcultural music, and music and advocacy. His written work can be found in such journals as <i>Ecomusicology Review</i>, <i>Music & Politics, </i>and <i>Organised Sound</i>.


  • Ph D, Foreign Institution, Musicology
  • MA, University of Oregon, Musicology
  • BM, North Carolina School of the Arts, Percussion Performance
  • BM, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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