“The story of Tyler Clementi, the story of the loss of one young man who clearly had so much to offer the world and those who loved and would come to love him, reminds us that every life lost because of bullying and bigotry is a specific, individual tragedy. This is why I, and this group of gifted collaborators who have joined me, feel privileged to bring our time, energy and talents to the creation of Tyler’s Suite.”
— Stephen Schwartz
Tyler’s Suite is a new and lauded nine-piece choral movement dedicated to the memory of Tyler Clementi, a talented young musician who died by suicide after being bullied by his roommate during his first weeks of college. It is a powerful way to merge advocacy and the arts. By melding music with social change, you and your chorus members can help inspire thousands of individuals to promote a safe, inclusive, and respectful social environment in schools, workplaces, and faith communities.
Created under the leadership of Composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) and Dr. Timothy Seelig (Conductor/Artistic Director of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus), Tyler’s Suite explores the voices and experiences of Tyler and his family through the music of eleven of today’s top composers, including Ann Hampton Callaway and Stephen Schwartz.
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This powerful collection of songs moves audiences and singers alike and ultimately shines a light of hope for a safer, kinder world in line with the mission of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, which is to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities.
Video of Tyler’s Suite Performed at Lincoln Center on June 4, 2017 in Partnership with Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY)
A PDF of the program for this concert is available here.
Performing Tyler’s Suite
After a wildly successful tour of seven major US cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, and New York City, Tyler’s Suite is now available for your community chorus or performance group.
Available as TTBB or SATB, the Suite highlights the talents of nine contemporary composers—John Bucchino, Ann Hampton Callaway, Craig Carnelia, John Corigliano, Stephen Flaherty, Nolan Gasser, Jake Heggie, Lance Horne, and Stephen Schwartz—who, with librettists Pamela Stewart and Mark Adamo, put to music the voices and experiences of Tyler and his family.
A Partnership with the Tyler Clementi Foundation
By singing Tyler’s Suite you can partner with us to turn bystanders into Upstanders. We encourage all chorus members to sign our Upstander Pledge and share the pledge and our programs on social media. We request you also invite audience members to sign our Upstander Pledge and multiply our message of kindness, civility and respect, online and off.
Licensing fees are offered on a sliding scale based on the annual operating budget of your chorus and are negotiable. The fee licenses your chorus to perform Tyler’s Suite once.
A formal contract, music sheets, images of Tyler, the Foundation’s logo, and video content when appropriate will be provided by the Tyler Clementi Foundation.
To inquire about the music and the ways you can partner with one of America’s premier bullying-prevention organizations to change hearts and minds through song, please send an email to email@example.com.