Jerry M Luckhardt
Director of Graduate Studies/Associate Director of the School of Music
Jerry Luckhardt is Director of Graduate Studies/Associate Director of the School of Music at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. He also serves as Associate Director of Bands and conducts the Symphonic Band and teaches undergraduate conducting.
Luckhardt has appeared as a guest conductor and clinician with ensembles throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He has earned acclaim from composers such as Michael Colgrass, Shelley Hanson, Libby Larsen, Alex Shapiro and Judith Lang Zaimont for performances of their works. He is also a strong advocate for music with membership in the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Minnesota Band Directors Association, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. Professor Luckhardt is currently music director of the Medalist Concert Band in Bloomington, Minnesota and serves as conductor and artistic director of the Encore Wind Ensemble of Minneapolis, Minnesota.