Tyrone Page, Jr.
An accomplished saxophonist and educator, Tyrone Page Jr. has had tremendous success working with composers and other musicians to expand contemporary saxophone repertoire. Actively involved in the performance of new works, Tyrone performs regularly in the Baltimore area and across the Eastern United States as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. This season, Tyrone will premiere a new and extended version of Fluorescent Skeleton (after Jasper Johns, Regrets), which was written by James Young and premiered last Spring. Within the next year he will also premiere Wrath, which is a commissioned work for tenor saxophone and piano written by Stacy Garrop.
In competition, Tyrone was a Local Gold Medalist for the NAACP ACT-SO competition and competed in Los Angeles, winning the National Silver Medal for Instrumental Classical Music (2011). In 2012, Tyrone was granted the Hoffberger Foundation Scholarship through the Baltimore Scholars Program to attend the Peabody Conservatory. In 2014, Tyrone was selected by the Johns Hopkins Institution’s Diversity Leadership Council to receive a Diversity Recognition Award for his work with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program and Peabody’s Black Student Union. Last Spring, Tyrone was a semi-finalist and finalist, winning 3rd place in the 2016 Peggy and Yale Gordon Concerto Competition. This year Tyrone was a finalist in the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition.
Additionally, he has been featured in recent performances with the Peabody Concert Orchestra, Peabody Modern Orchestra, and regularly plays with the Peabody Wind Ensemble. As a teaching artist with the OrchKids and the BSA TWIGS programs, he performs with, teaches and mentors young students in Baltimore City.
Tyrone is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts, where he studied with Dr. Christopher Ford. He holds degrees in Saxophone Performance and Music Education at the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University. Tyrone is continuing his studies in saxophone with Gary Louie and conducting with Dr. Harlan Parker at the Peabody Conservatory.