Market Square Presbyterian Church

20 S. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

view of organ and entire loft



New Minister of Music

The Session of Market Square Presbyterian Church  announced that Tyler Canonico has been selected to be our new Minister of Music.

While the Search Committee (comprised of Elder Donna Wenger, chair, Elder Ellen Hunt, Elder Tracee Olver, Elder John Robinson, David Snyder, Lana Walmer, Paul Whitman, and Tom Sweet (ex-officio) received and examined nearly forty-five applications for the position and interviewed four persons seriously, Tyler was the unanimous and enthusiastic choice of the Committee.

Tyler is young, but a musical maturity well beyond his years is clearly evident in him. He is very engaging personally. Though he possesses immense talent, his heart belongs to the church and to being a pastoral musician who is concerned not only about music but also the people who make the music.

Tyler writes about his desire to be a Minister of Music: “Worshiping the Lord always has been an active part of my life. I never have been the type of person simply to fulfill my musical duties and go home. I am active in the life of the church and am a firm believer that we are privileged to share God’s good news with others. I am grateful my gifts and skills allow me to do that through music. I am confident I will bring many strengths to Market Square Presbyterian Church and look forward to the opportunity to serve the Lord at this wonderful place of worship.”

Tyler is a 2014 graduate of the Lebanon Valley College with a degree in Organ Performance and Sacred Music. He presently is employed by the Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama as Organist and Assistant Director of Music. Tyler regularly is judged to be “one of the east coast’s finest young concert organists and inspiring church musicians.”

Look for Tyler to arrive in September, 2017.


Market Square has a long history of excellence in its worship and music programs.  Sunday services are marked by sensitivity to the interrelationship of scripture, preaching, prayer and music. 

Our sanctuary is blessed with three of the finest keyboard instruments in the region.  The Aeolian-Skinner/ Moller pipe organ contains 5,000 pipes and fills the sanctuary with sound from its advantageous position in the choir loft.  The sanctuary piano is a restored Steinway concert grand.  A Hubbard single-manual harpsichord completes the keyboard collection.

Our sanctuary is a regular venue for many musical events, including the Market Square Concerts featuring some of the nation’s leading chamber music ensembles.