Tyler Castleton studied Media Music Studies at Brigham Young University. His studies at BYU actually began in the Broadcast Journalism major, but changed to Media Music Studies after taking a class from Ronald W. Simpson. In the middle of his schooling Castleton took a two-year furlough to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in St. Louis, Missouri.
Castleton is an award-winning songwriter and music producer. His career includes work as a songwriter, producer, and performer. His songs have been featured on multiple EFY albums, as well as recorded by musical greats such as Martina McBride and Gladys Knight. He has written more than 100 LDS and other Christian songs. He has made multiple Especially for Youth albums, worked with National Geographic, created musical scores for BYU's Young Ambassadors, composed and produced the music for the 2002 Olympic spectacular Light of the World, and has toured all over the world. He was also the production manager of the 1997 Pioneer Sesquicentennial Spectacular at BYU's Cougar Stadium, commemorating the sesquicentennial of the state.
In 1994 he was named the Outstanding Music Media Student of the year at BYU and since then has produced with various clients such as Jericho Road, Jenny Phillips, Michael McLean, and many more. From 200-2009 Tyler was a guest lecturer and presenter for many courses in the BYU School of Music and, for a year, was a part-time instructor of Film Scoring.
In 2012, after 19 years of staying behind the scenes, Tyler released his first album, When I can't Speak: The music of Tyler Castleton, which features 17 tracks sung by Jessie Clark Funk, Mercy River, David Osmond, and many others.
- The Deseret News - Songwriter steps into the spotlight with first album (21 June 2012)
- The Daily Universe - Musicians to conduct 2010 LDS Music Industry Workshop (9 June 2010)
- The Daily Universe – Top LDS musicians awarded with Pearls (14 November 2008)
- The Daily Universe– BYU graduate becomes honored composer (11 Mar. 2009)
- BYU Magazine - Encyclopedia of Musical Alumni (28 December 2007)