Michael D. Hart
Bands, Theory, Low Brass
Michael D. Hart currently serves as Director of Bands at California Lutheran University where 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. Since arriving, Hart has founded the Chamber Winds Ensemble, overseen the renovation and reorganization of music facilities, significantly increased the size of the low brass studio, and initiated several community outreach concerts. He is active throughout Southern California as a guest conductor and adjudicator.
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. Prior to his appointment at CLU, he was a faculty member at Iowa Wesleyan College and was as a band director in the Minnesota public schools teaching at the elementary, junior high and high school levels where his groups received superior ratings each year at state contests.
As a tubist, he has performed with numerous ensembles including the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony. He has appeared as a competitor, performer and conductor at both the 2008 and 2010 International Tuba Euphonium Conferences. At CLU he continues to perform as a faculty soloist and will be the featured soloist with CLU University Symphony in March of 2013.
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.