Tyler Ogilvie received his undergraduate degree in music education from Ithaca College (B.M. 2005), after which he served the public schools of New Jersey and Connecticut. In 2008, he returned to his alma mater to pursue graduate studies in horn performance (M.M., 2010). Ogilvie serves on the music faculties of Susquehanna University, Dickinson College, and Colgate University teaching horn and chamber music while maintaining an active private horn studio in the Ithaca and Syracuse areas. During summers, he instructs horn at the Susquehanna University Wind Ensemble Institute as well as the Ithaca College Summer Music Academy. Ogilvie is principal horn in the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, where he has appeared as a featured soloist. In addition to his freelance performances with regional orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout New York and Pennsylvania, Ogilvie regularly performs with Symphoria (Syracuse, NY).
As a composer, Ogilvie's works range from traditional styles to more experimental electroacoustic pieces utilizing sound effect processors, pre-recorded soundtracks, and visual multimedia. He specializes in bringing his own brand of music and visual art to youthful audiences, having presented at schools throughout New York and Pennsylvania. Several of his works were featured in performances at the 48th International Horn Symposium in 2016. The aim of his music is to make cross-curricular connections to the sciences, math, nature, history, and visual arts. Beginning in 2016, Ogilvie has been commissioned by the Society for New Music to compose new works for the Syracuse City Schools as part of their "Composer in Our Schools" program. Ogilvie's primary horn teachers include Alexander Shuhan and Edward Albinski.