Music & Dance
Kevin Tutt is a Professor in the Department of Music and Dance at Grand Valley State University where he conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, teaches conducting and is the Assistant Department Chair.
Prior to his appointment at GVSU, Dr. Tutt held teaching positions at Brandon University, in Brandon, MB, The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA, Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA and the Central Dauphin School District in Harrisburg, PA. He has been a guest conductor, clinician and consultant for all levels of ensembles and public school programs in the United States and Canada.
Dr. Tutt holds degrees in conducting and music education from The Pennsylvania State University. His professional interests include: teacher evaluation policies in the arts, the development of university and public school musicians’ critical thinking skills through ensemble experiences and the development of reflective teaching practices and conducting techniques in pre-service and in-service teachers. His publications have appeared in the Music Educators Journal, Journal of Band Research, Research Perspectives in Music Education, Visions of Research in Music Education and Michigan Music Educator and he has been an invited presenter at regional and national music conferences.
Recent Professional Activity
2012. Tutt, K. & Gibbs, B. Tenure and Promotion for Music Educators. Biennial Music Educators National Conference Presentation. St. Louis, Missouri, March 28-31.
2011. The Effect Of Using Musical Terms In Ensemble Rehearsal On Middle School Students’ Written Criteria Of Music. Michigan Music Educators Research Symposium. Grand Rapids, MI. January 20.
2010. Rhythm Mechanic: How to diagnose, repair and prevent rhythm problems. Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. January 21-23.
2009. An analysis of selected musical concepts present in selected band repertoire. Desert Skies Symposium, Tucson, AZ, Feb 19-21.
2009. Philosophy + Advocacy = Success. Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. January 25-27.
2008. The effects of using musical terms in rehearsal on students’ written criteria for evaluating music. MENC National Conference, Minneapolis, MN. April 9-12.
2008. “How can you find out?”: How student independence can create contemporary music student leaders. Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. January 24-26.
2007. Young band reading session. Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. January 25-27.
2007. The silent conductor. Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. January 25-27.
2007. The comprehensive music educator: revising curricula for student success. 2007 Symposium on Music Teacher Education: Collaborative Action for Change. Greensboro, NC, September 13-15.
2007. Using questions to teach the standards in rehearsal. Music Educators Journal, 93, (5), 38-43.
2006. Rehearsing the standards. MENC National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. April 19-23.
2005. Questioning for quality. MENC 49th Eastern Division Conference, Baltimore, MD. March 4-6.
2005. Questioning for quality. Michigan Music Educators In-Service Conference. Ann Arbor, MI. January 20-22.
2005. Meaningful musicianship. Instrumental Music Teacher Educators Colloquium, Deer Creek, OH. May 19-22.
2005. Students’ perceptions of band directors’ evaluations of musical quality. Research Perspectives in Music Education, 31-37.
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