Collegiate Affiliation

Jerry Luckhardt is Associate Director of Bands and a Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Music–Twin Cities, where he conducts the Symphonic Band and teaches conducting. His other artistic and administrative positions include: Associate Director and Director of Graduate Studies (2016-2019), Acting Director of Bands (2015-2016), Acting Director of the University of Minnesota School of Music (2007-2008), Director of the University of Minnesota Marching Band (1997-2004), Associate Director of Bands at Baylor University (1994-1997), Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Texas-Austin (1991-1993), and Marching Band Director at the University of Michigan (1989-1990).

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 Frank Ticheli for performances of their works. Professor Luckhardt is currently music director of the Medalist Concert Band in Bloomington, Minnesota.