Senior Master Sgt. Henry P. Tyszler is the Superintendent and a violinist with the Air Force Strings, The United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C. Originally from Los Angeles, California, his Air Force career began in 2000.
Tyszler is a 1996 graduate of the University of California Los Angeles, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in music and was awarded the Sophia Guzik Scholarship. In 1998, he was awarded a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music. His former teachers include Charles Haupt, Alexander Treger and Richard Schwabe. Prior to joining the Air Force, Tyszler performed with the Long Beach Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, New World Symphony, American-Russian Young Artists Orchestra, American Youth Symphony, and the Heidelberg Schlossfestspiele Orchestra, where he served as concertmaster. He performs occasionally with the National Symphony Orchestra as a substitute, and with other local ensembles.
Highlights of Tyszler's Air Force career include a string quartet tour to Germany and Italy in 2002, as well as numerous events at the vice president's residence.