Brian TychinskiInstructor


Contact Information

Cogswell 112


  • Applied Percussion
  • Percussion Ensemble


  • MM, Duquesne University
  • BSEd, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Brian Tychinski is active as a percussionists and educator in the Western PA region, performing regularly with the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds, as well as freelance percussionists for many local shows and performances. His performance experience also includes: The Keystone Wind Ensemble, The Altoona Symphony Orchestra, The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, The Nittany Valley Symphony, The Chautauqua Festival Orchestra and the Orquestra Symphonico de Trujillo . He has been a performer and clinician across the United States.

He has been teaching in the Hempfield Area School District since 1997, Under his direction, The Spartan Band traveled in the U.S. and abroad and performed for millions. Performances in The London New Year's Day Parade and Festival, at the Statue of Liberty, Flight 93 Memorial and Pearl Harbor are among the band’s most memorable. The band has also frequently paraded in Disneyworld, San Antonio's Fiesta Flambeau Parade and many local events. Currently Mr. Tychinski is teaching instrumental music at the elementary level.

Prior to his arrival at Hempfield, he taught high school bands at Bishop Guilfoyle High School in his hometown of Altoona, Pennsylvania and at Falconer Central School in New York State. He also served for two years as percussion teacher for the American Wind Symphony’s educational outreach programs in the Pittsburgh Area.

Brian received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Performance and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He earned the Master of Music degree from Duquesne.

He has authored a music instruction book, recorded more than two dozen compact discs as a performer and soloist, and served as timpanist and percussionist at Chautauqua Institution and the Orchestra Sinfonico de Trujillo in Peru. As a conductor and performer, he was fortunate to travel across Europe on several occasions, touring in Italy, Germany, Austria, France, and Luxembourg.