As a high school student, Tyler Waltman performed in the pit orchestra for several CMT main-stage productions. This experience impacted his decision to pursue music as a career. He graduated with a degree in music and pursued a professional career as a military musician. “For someone who was very introverted and too shy to audition for a role on the stage” Tyler said, “CMT gave me the opportunity to get involved by performing in the pit orchestra. I was able to sit alongside and perform with professional musicians of the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra during Annie and Beauty and the Beast. Tyler now serves in the US Navy as a military musician, performing throughout the country.