Originally from Brookings, South Dakota, Del Lyren currently serves as Professor of Instrumental Music at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota. He has presented a lecture on Conrad Gozzo at the ITG conference in Ft. Worth, as well as presenting lectures on Rafael Méndez throughout the world and recitals at the Euro-ITG conferences in Bad Säckingen, Germany and Kiev, Ukraine. Del has performed with numerous orchestras throughout the United States, including the Phoenix Symphony, Phoenix Pops, Acadiana Symphony, Lake Charles Symphony, Rapides Symphony, Mesa Symphony and Sun Cities Symphony. After receiving his Doctor of Music Arts and Master of Music degrees from Arizona State University, Del's biography of Rafael Méndez, Magnificent Méndez, was published by Summit Records. For many years, Del served on the Executive Staff of ITG as the Membership Development and Retention Coordinator.
Dr. Lyren is a Yamaha Performing Artist.