Amy Tackitt currently serves as Program Coordinator of the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy as well as the Curry Summer Music Camp at NAU. She holds a BM in cello performance from the University of Michigan where she studied with Anthony Elliott, Erling Bengtsson, and Richard Aaron. Mrs. Tackitt has attended many summer festivals including Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, Eastern Music Festival where she was a concerto competition finalist, Brevard Music Festival as a chamber music fellow, Aspen Music Festival, and the National Repertory Orchestra. Mrs. Tackitt was a runner up for the librarian fellowship position with the New World Symphony and a finalist for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra cello section opening in 2009. She has played in many orchestras including the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, Plymouth Canton Symphony Orchestra, and Flint Symphony Orchestra, and worked as a mentor with the Detroit Civic Symphony Orchestra for two years, one of which included a tour to perform in Symphony Hall in Chicago. Prior to serving as Program Coordinator at NAU, Mrs. Tackitt was the Assistant Orchestra Librarian for the Houston Symphony in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Tackitt played in the cello section of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra for three seasons during which she served as chair of the orchestra committee for two years. In addition, she teaches privately through the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy and serves as the Administrator for the Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association.