John Tyson is a winner of the Bodky International Competition, the Noah Greenberg Award, and a former student of Frans Bruggen. He has appeared as soloist in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, England, Scotland, Chile, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia and throughout the United States, as well as with major ensembles in Europe and the US. Tyson has recorded for Erato, Harmonia Mundi, Sine Qua Non, Titanic, and Ventadorn Records, and with Boston's Handel & Haydn Society under Christopher Hogwood. His solo CD, "Something Old, Something New" features Baroque and contemporary music for recorder and strings. A recognized expert in Renaissance music and improvisation, Tyson is director of Renaissonics and is music director for the Historical Dance Foundation of New York. He has been on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music since 1978, the Corso Internazionale di Musica Antica in Urbino, Italy since 1990, and in 2001 became acting chairman of the department of historical performance at Boston University. Tyson is also an Emerson Instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In collaboration with The American Recorder Society and the National Endowment for the Arts, in Fall of 2002 Tyson released an instructional video for recorder teachers entitled "Recorder Power!" In March of 2003, he premiered the longest recorder concerto every written - "Triptych," composed for him by Chilean-born composer and conductor David Serendero for the 30th anniversary of his orchestra Reinisches Collegium Musicum in Wiesbaden, Germany. Tyson has been Artist in Residence at Northeastern University and has taught at the University of Connecticut, the National Center of Afro American Artists, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood Institute.