Alumni

Jon Bellona

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Kyle Chattleton

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Victoria Clark

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Amy Coddington

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Kevin Davis

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Stephanie Doktor

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Jarek Paul Ervin

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Liza Flood

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Steven Lewis

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Christopher Luna-Mega

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Ben Robertson

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Rachel Rome

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Tracey Stewart

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Max Tfirn

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Kristina Warren

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Lydia Warren

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Faculty, Emeritus

Donald Loach

Professor Emeritus

Marita McClymonds

Professor Emeritus

Judith Shatin

Professor Emeritus -William R. Kenan Jr. Professor (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Kate Tamarkin

Professor Emeritus and Music Director Laureate of the Charlottesville Symphony

Donald Loach

Professor Emeritus

Marita McClymonds

Professor Emeritus

Judith Shatin

Professor Emeritus -William R. Kenan Jr. Professor (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Kate Tamarkin

Professor Emeritus and Music Director Laureate of the Charlottesville Symphony

Faculty

Ayn Balija

Associate Professor

Pamela Beasley

Instuctor, Voice

Calvin Brown

Instructor, Jazz Piano

Matthew Burtner

Professor, Eleanor Shea Professor of Music (Composition & Computer Technologies)

A.D. Carson

Assistant Professor of Hip Hop and the Global South

Adam Carter

Associate Professor

Jiyeon Choi

Lecturer, Clarinet

Ted Coffey

Professor (Composition & Computer Technologies)

John D'earth

Senior Lecturer, Director of Jazz Performance

Luke Dahl

Assistant Professor (Composition & Computer Technologies), Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering by courtesy appointment

Nomi Dave

Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies), Director of Graduate Studies

Jeff Decker

Saxophone, Jazz Studies

Scott DeVeaux

Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies),

I-Jen Fang

Associate Professor

Bonnie Gordon

Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Kelly Gross

Instructor, Piano

Karl Hagstrom Miller

Chair and Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Cody Halquist

Lecturer in Horn

Greg Howard

Instructor, Chapman Stick

Anastasia Jellison

Instructor, Harp

Robert Jospé

Lecturer, Groove Percussion

Michelle Kisliuk

Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Andrew Koch

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Bands

Nathaniel Lee

Lecturer, Trombone

Noel Lobley

Assistant Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Fred Maus

Director of Undergraduate Programs for Music, Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

John Mayhood

Lecturer, Piano

Maximilian McNutt

Lecturer in Trumpet

Barbara Moore

Instructor, Piano & Organ

Stephanie Nakasian (aka Patricia O'Brien)

Instructor, Non-Classical Voice

Chris Owens

Instructor, Voice

Elizabeth Ozment

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor of Music

Brenda Patterson

Instructor, Voice

Kelly Peral

Lecturer, Oboe

Michael Puri

Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Leah Reid

Assistant Professor of Composition

Elizabeth Roberts

Senior Lecturer, Bassoon

Michael Rosensky

Instructor, Guitar (Jazz & Classical)

Benjamin Rous

Associate Professor of Music (Conducting) and Music Director of the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia

David Sariti

Interim Director of Performance and Associate Professor

Daniel Sender

Associate Professor

Michael Slon

Professor, Director of Choral Music

Peter Spaar

Senior Lecturer, Double Bass

Kelly Sulick

Senior Lecturer, Flute

Elliott Tackitt

Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands

Richard Will

Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Graduate Students

Timothy Booth

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Becky Brown

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Alex Christie

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Daniel Fishkin

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Omar Fraire

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Samuel Golter

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Tanner Greene

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Corey Harris

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Heather Mease

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Emily Mellen

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Siavash Mohebbi

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Savanna Morrison

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Natalia Perez

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Rami Stucky

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Juan Carlos Vasquez

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Matias Vilaplana

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Hannah Young

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Staff

Marcy Day

Director of Promotions

Michael Idzior

Assistant Athletics Band Director

Joel Jacobus

Director of Music Production

Tina Knight

Assistant to the Chair, Academic Programs Coordinator

Kim Turner

Departmental Finance and Administration Manager

Leslie Walker

Administrative Assistant

Brandon West

Assistant Band Director

Profile

Faculty

Elliott Tackitt

Elliott Tackitt

Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands

Hunter Smith Band Building, 180 Culbreth Road

Biography

Dr. Elliott Tackitt joins the Academic General Faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia in Fall 2021 as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands. Among his duties in this role, he directs the Cavalier Marching Band, conducts the Wind Ensemble, and provides artistic guidance to the entire band program.

A passionate advocate for music education at all levels, Tackitt is internationally active as a clinician, educator, and conductor, particularly throughout the southwest United States as well as Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He has also led classes in Vienna, Austria, as part of a three-week course sponsored by the University of Michigan’s Center for Global and Intercultural Studies. His research interests are focused on historic works written for the military band of San Marino.

Previously, Tackitt served on the faculties of the University of Michigan as well as Arizona State University. In these roles, he taught undergraduate instrumental conducting, a graduate seminar on advanced rehearsal techniques, and also served as a conductor of the Concert Band and Wind Symphony, respectively.

From 2009–2016, Tackitt served as the Associate Director of Bands at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ, where he conducted the Symphonic Band, taught undergraduate conducting and secondary methods courses, developed and implemented a course on marching band techniques, directed all aspects of the NAU athletic band program, in addition to serving as the Director of the NAU Curry Summer Music Camp for student campers grades 6–12. While in Arizona, Tackitt appeared multiple times as a presenter and clinician at the Arizona Music Educators Association state conference.

Tackitt completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting at the University of Michigan and his Master of Music in Wind Conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He also completed a Bachelor of Music in trombone performance, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education, from the University of Michigan. His principal conducting mentors are Michael Haithcock and Steve Davis, and his trombone mentor is David Jackson.

Tackitt is a member of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the Virginia Music Educators Association. Additionally, he is an alum of the Epsilon chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (University of Michigan), an Honorary member of the Gamma Kappa chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and the Alpha Chi chapter of Tau Beta Sigma (Northern Arizona University), and an Honorary member of the Nu chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi (University of Michigan).


Address

UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu