Snoqualmie, WA—Mount Si High School (Senior)
Tyler Kinnaman is currently studying music composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He’s been involved in theater since middle school and can’t remember a time where he wasn’t writing music on his piano or guitar. He has written two albums with his band, Lake 22 (@lake22.music), co-written two musicals, and composed music in other musical genres. He would like to thank his friends, family and mentors for this incredible opportunity!
"Life of a Reaper" by Tyler Kinnaman
Music Director: Patrick Sulken
Mentor: Jay Adana
Vocalists: T. Oliver Reid, Nic Rouleau, Leana Rae Concepcion, Sushma Saha, Celeste Rose, Troy Iwata
Musicians: Patrick Sulken, Alex Eckhardt, Sean McDaniel, Hidayat Honari, Ravi Best, Jennifer Hinkle, Kristy Norter
It is a normal work day in the Underworld, as the reapers—don’t call them grim—explain their job responsibilities of taking lives and collecting souls from the human world. They sing, “If death's a door then we're the key.” The reapers work hard with their scythes, disguises, cloaks, and how-to-kill guidebooks. As the reapers begin their day, we meet MC for whom this is the first day on the job. MC can’t imagine anything is going to go wrong. . .
Final recorded song:
Song submitted for competition:
Tyler Kinnaman (left) with mentor Jay Adana. Photo by JT Anderson