August 11, 2023—Louisville, CO

MakeMusic is thrilled to announce that they have signed an exclusive agreement with Tyler S. Grant Music Works, LLC.

The agreements are twofold and are effective starting August 15, 2023. Tyler S. Grant Music Works catalog will be exclusively available for interactive practice on MakeMusic Cloud, formerly SmartMusic, the reference online platform for music practice from MakeMusic. Several of his publications are available on the platform currently, and more will be made available on a regular basis starting the 2023–2024 school year. Secondly, the Tyler S. Grant Music Works catalog will also be exclusively distributed by Alfred Music in both print and digital forms.

“I’m extremely proud to partner with MakeMusic,” says Tyler S. Grant, internationally recognized composer, arranger, conductor, and clinician, as well as owner of Tyler S. Grant Music Works, LLC. “As a former music educator, I always found MakeMusic Cloud (formerly SmartMusic) to be incredibly engaging and enjoyable for my students. As MakeMusic continues to forge new paths for technology and music education, I am excited to have my entire catalog available on the platform.”

Heath Mathews, SVP for Alfred Music and MakeMusic, said, “We’re very excited to have Tyler’s music exclusivity available for practice in MakeMusic Cloud. Tyler fully embraces the combined physical and digital approach to learning and teaching music. His dedication and commitment to music education fully aligns with our mission at MakeMusic. We look forward to a productive collaboration for years to come!”


MakeMusic®, Inc. is a world leader in music technology whose mission is to develop and market solutions that transform how music is composed, taught, learned, and performed. MakeMusic Cloud, formerly SmartMusic, is an interactive music learning software that transforms the way students practice. With an online library of thousands of band, orchestra, and vocal pieces, students practice with background accompaniment and receive immediate feedback on their performance. Teachers leverage MakeMusic Cloud to individualize instruction and document the progress of every student. For more than 25 years, Finale® has been the industry standard in music notation software, enabling musicians worldwide to create, edit, audition, print, and publish musical scores. MakeMusic is also the creator of Garritan® sound libraries, providing state-of-the-art virtual instruments with the playback quality of a live performance, and MusicXML™, the internet-friendly way to publish musical scores, distribute interactive sheet music, and share music notation with a wide variety of software programs. Additional information can be found at


Tyler S. Grant is an internationally recognized composer, arranger, conductor, and clinician of music for concert bands, orchestras, and chamber ensembles of all levels. His music is featured regularly in performances by both region and all-state honor ensembles and is also featured annually on Editor’s or Publisher’s Choice Repertoire Lists around the world.

Since 2010, Tyler has regularly accepted commissions for new works and produced new publications for bands and orchestras each year. He credits his mentor Brian Balmages as pivotal to his success as a composer. Notable performance venues of his works include The Midwest Clinic, Carnegie Hall, Music for All’s National Concert Band Festival, the Meyerson Symphony Center, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Bands of America Grand Nationals, and numerous state-wide, national, and international music conferences and conventions.

In addition to composing and arranging, Tyler enjoys conducting and clinic engagements with ensembles throughout the United States. He has served as a clinician with over 100 school instrumental music programs and honor groups across more than 15 states. Tyler was a contributing author for Alfred Music Publishing Company’s Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development series and has contributed interviews to numerous podcasts and articles including School Band & Orchestra Magazine and The Instrumentalist. Notable conducting venues include The Midwest Clinic and all-state bands in Nebraska, Oregon, Alabama, Louisiana, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

Tyler is a graduate of the University of Alabama where he earned a bachelor’s degree in instrumental music education and studied conducting with Professor Randall Coleman. Before becoming a full-time composer and arranger, Tyler served as the Director of Bands at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School from 2019–2023. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and maintains an active composing and conducting schedule. His published works are available through The FJH Music Company, Inc., Alfred Music via MakeMusic Publications, and Tyler S. Grant Music Works, LLC.