Tyler Cairns


Bass Trombone

Tyler Cairns was appointed Principal Bass Trombone of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in 2020.

Growing up in Muskoka, Ontario, Tyler always had a love of music. He pursued this passion further and holds degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University (BMus), the University of Toronto (MMus), and the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers include Jeffrey Hall, Gordon Sweeney and Joseph Castello.

In addition to his work with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Tyler has performed with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He has also travelled to Norway for the Fjord Cadenza Festival as their orchestras Principal Bass Trombonist during the summer of 2018. He is also an alumnus of both the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the Banff Festival Orchestra.

Outside of the orchestra Tyler enjoys performing in a variety of musical settings. He was a regular member of the Prime Time Big Band in Calgary, Alberta and has also spent a number of years playing in brass bands. He joined the Weston Silver Band from Toronto, Ontario on their 2019 tour to Yorkshire, England and took part in Whit Friday brass band competition.

Away from his trombone, Tyler enjoys creating musically inspired artwork and spending time with his family.