Currently based in State College, Pennsylvania, Tucker’s musical practice includes works for soloists, ensembles, and electronic media.
His music has been programed and honored at festivals and events including the inagural Dot-The-Line new music festival (Seoul), soundSCAPE Festvial (Cesena), Composing in the Wilderness (Prince William Sound, NYC), Shastra Rhythm Workshop, 2018 MCS Elements showcase, and the National Young Composers’ Challenge. Interested in interdisciplinary practice, He served as a collaborative creator in a workshop with artist Nick Cave, and for the “Music for the Visible Turn” concert at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum in 2019.
As a performer and improvisor on bassoons and electronics, Tucker is involved with a variety of collaborative and solo projects. He has recently performed works by Peter Ablinger, Sam Pluta, and Logan Barrett.
A consitent supporter of new music, Tucker has helped organize a number of events, festivals, and concerts. From 2017-2019 he served as production team member, librarian, and logistics coordinator for the New Music Consortium at the University of South Florida, a student organization dedicated to the performance and promotion of new music. During his time with the organization, Tucker helped to coordinate the 2018 USF New Music Festival, the 2019 International Call for Scores, and several other events. He is currently the president of the recently relaunched Living Music organization at Penn State University.
Tucker is pursuing a BM in music composition at Pennsylvania State University where his composition teacher is Baljinder Sekhon, and bassoon instructor is Daryl Durran. He has previously studied with Susanna Hancock, Paul Reller, Benjamin Whiting, and John Kehayas at the University of South Florida. Additionally, he has attended masterclasses and lessons with Matt Barber, Osnat Netzer, Anthony Green, David Liptak, George Lewis, and Emily Koh.