Minneapolis-based woodwinds musician Dylan Younger regularly performs with ensembles in a wide variety of musical styles including classical, jazz, rock, funk, ska, avant-garde, Dixieland, opera, and musical theatre. They have performed with groups and companies around the United States.
At home in the world of musical theatre and opera, Dylan has performed on clarinets, flutes, saxophones, oboe, and bassoon in numerous productions of varying styles and eras. They have performed with several theater companies around and outside of the Twin Cities including Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Artistry Theatre, History Theatre, Mu Performing Arts, Park Square Theatre, and the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. Dylan has appeared as an orchestral performer with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, the Northern Symphony Orchestra, and the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra.
Dylan has worked on projects including several contemporary music ensembles and chamber ensembles. One such ensemble, Lilith, has commissioned pieces by composers including Joanne Metcalf, JP Merz, Brad Wells, and Shara Nova and has released their title album on March 2nd 2018 with VIA Records in NYC. Dylan has toured with rock band The Invincible Czars, performing original scores along with silent films.
Dylan holds their B.M. in Clarinet Performance from Lawrence University with a heavy emphasis on studying and performing on woodwind instruments. In addition, they devoted much time at Lawrence to the study and practice of music education and pedagogy.
Their primary teachers include: David Bell (Appleton, WI), Amy McCann Toeller (Appleton, WI), Timothy Zavadil (Minneapolis, MN), Greg Keel (Minneapolis, MN), Jose Encarnacion (Appleton, WI), Steven Jordheim (Appleton, WI), Jesse Dochnahl (Missoula, MT), Sara Kind (Appleton, WI), Sumner Truax (Appleton, WI), and Suzanne Jordheim (Appleton, WI).