Associate Director of Bands
Building 37, Room 180A
MM Wind Conducting,
University of Missouri, Kansas City
BA Music Education,
University of Michigan
serves as Associate Director of Bands at Northern Arizona University. His
duties include assisting in the direction of the Lumberjack Marching Band,
Symphonic Band, and the Lumberjack Pep Band.
Before joining the
NAU faculty, Mr. Tackitt served as Associate Director of Bands at Flower Mound
High School in Flower Mound, Texas.
Mr. Tackitt earned
a Master of Music degree in wind conducting from the University of Missouri,
Kansas City – Conservatory of Music and Dance, where he studied under Steven
While at UMKC, Mr. Tackitt assisted with the
instruction of the undergraduate conducting class, conducted the pep band, and
aided in the preparation of the Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble. His duties
also included assisting with administrative responsibilities pertaining to the
wind band department. Mr. Tackitt received his undergraduate degree in trombone
performance with music education certification from the University of Michigan.