Press Kit

Tye Austin, M.M.
Classical Guitarist & Composer
New England Conservatory ’16
Manhattan, NY 10023
(541) 324-3938

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Hailed by NBC News for making “…the guitar sing like it was invented only to be in his hands,” native Oregonian Tye Austin is an international award-winning classical guitarist and composer based in New York City. He has debuted solo at Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, the Boston State House, and he’s been featured in Psychology Today, The Boston Guardian, and live on National Public Radio. He plays a wide range of musical genres from classical to jazz and contemporary pop. He nurtured his affinity for Spanish and Latin guitar music while studying with David Martinez in Granada, Spain, where he visited the historical monuments and homes of his favorite Spanish composers. As a prodigious composer/arranger with over fifty original works to his name, Tye is also dedicated to expanding the classical guitar repertoire. His fundamental music studies began at Southern Oregon University in 2008, and he received his Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory in 2016, where he studied with legendary maestro Eliot Fisk (the last student of Andres Segovia). Tye plays a custom-made 2015 Steve Connor Guitar from Cape Cod, MA. In his spare-time, he enjoys meditating, reading in solitude, and riding his bike through Central Park. Visit for more information.

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Press Quotes:

“…Tye Austin led us into a musical embrace.”
-Rita Watson, Psychology Today

“Tye Austin can make the guitar sing like it was invented only to be in his hands…he plays classical guitar like a veteran twice his age.”
-Joe Camarlinghi, NBC News

“He approaches his instrument as a priest might approach his altar, bringing with him a spirited presence that makes the hair stand up on your arms and tears dampen the eyes.”
-John Darling, Medford Mail Tribune

“Tye Austin is an all around guitar guru.”
–Colleen Slavin, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Press Links and Videos:

Psychology Today

The Boston Guardian

Medford Mail Tribune

Medford Mail Tribune

Ashland Daily Tidings (Revels)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Greenshow)

Watch an interview with Tye on BNN TV News:

Watch an interview with Tye on NBC TV News: