Tyler Stoviak

A Successful Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor and Marketing Volunteer for Music for Tomorrow

By: Taylor Ashley

Tyler Stoviak is a top financial advisor with Merrill Lynch, prior to joining Merrill Lynch he worked as a credit analyst in the commercial bank at Firstrust Bank and he worked as a portfolio accountant at T.Rowe Price.

He earned his B.S. in finance from Syracuse University. During school Tyler played division 1 big east soccer and was a big east academic all star all four years.

Even with his hectic successful business life, Tyler finds the time to volunteer for Music for Tomorrow and works within the Marketing Group.

Music For Tomorrow is a non-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to stimulate the creative economy by fostering performance opportunities for jazz musicians across the country.

Through these efforts, it seeks to raise public awareness of the beauty of jazz music, as well as the extraordinary culture it has to offer.

The group launched in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. In an effort to help displaced jazz musicians, Music For Tomorrow created performance opportunities for jazz musicians and raise awareness about jazz music.

Today, Music For Tomorrow’s online band booking service provides performance opportunities while connecting jazz musicians with audiences. Music For Tomorrow enables folks to find and book musicians quickly and within budget, creating more access to jazz music while extending the music’s reach.

In keeping with the mission to help the creative economy, Music For Tomorrow requests a voluntary donation for each gig booked. These donations perpetuate MFT’s band booking service, which ensures more performance opportunities and jobs, for musicians, while growing the jazz audience and celebrating the traditions of New Orleans.

The arts are beneficial to the American economy. Arts generate $166.2 billion in economic activity, support 5.7 million jobs and return nearly $30 billion in revenue to the government each year.

Donations to MFT are investments that help jazz musicians find more employment opportunities and bolster the creative economy.

In November Tyler hosted the launch party at the Fulton Pub in NYC!

“It’s truly an honor to work with such a special organization,” he says.  “Everyday we work on helping find performance opportunities for musicians. We are stimulating the creative economy through jazz.”

Tyler shared with EP his tips for keys to success:

Each day I spend at least 30 minutes making daily and weekly to do lists that are based on my goals. I send the to do lists to a co-worker to create a sense of accountability.

Tyler’s Goals for MFT in 2012:

My goal with Music for Tomorrow is to book 20 gigs this year and help roll out Music for Tomorrow nationwide.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK A BAND VISIT: http://www.musicfortomorrow.org