Michael D. Hart currently serves as Director of Bands at California Lutheran University. At CLU he conducts the Wind Ensemble, the Chamber Winds Ensemble, the CLU Pep Band, provides lessons to all trombone, euphonium and tuba students, and teaches courses in music theory and ear training.
A native of Minnesota, Hart received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and a minor in Religion from Concordia College in Moorhead Minnesota, a Master of Music degree from The University of Iowa and is completing his Doctorate of Music degree in Conducting and a secondary concentration in Tuba Performance from the same institution. He has studied conducting with Dr. Richard Mark Heidel and Dr. Myron Welch at Iowa and Bruce Houglum at Concordia. Prior to his appointment at CLU, he was a faculty member at Iowa Wesleyan College where he directed the Southeast Iowa Band and was a band director in the Minnesota public schools teaching at the elementary, junior high and high school levels.
As a tubist, he has performed with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony and The University of Iowa Symphony Band. In 2008, he competed at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference Quartet Competition in Cincinnati Ohio. Most recently, he appeared as both a tubist and conductor at the 2010 International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Tucson Arizona. His principal Tuba instructors include John Manning at Iowa and Nathaniel Dickey at Concordia.
Hart has been inducted into several honor societies including Phi Kappa Lambda, Phi Lambda Theta, and the Alpha Society. His professional affiliations include The National Band Association, Music Educators National Conference, College Band Directors National Association, World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, and the International Tuba Euphonium Conference.
- Low Brass Performance and Pedagogy
- Music Education
- Music Theory
- Doctor of Musical Arts (ABD), Wind Band Conducting and Tuba Performance, The University of Iowa
- Master of Arts, Wind Band Conducting, The University of Iowa
- Bachelor of Music, Music Education, Concordia College