Kevin Tutt (B.S. '93, M.M. Wind Conducting '99, Ph.D. '02) has been promoted to Associate Dean for Curriculum, Pedagogy and Academic Opportunities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Grand Valley State University (MI). He will be responsible for administration of the college curriculum, development of educational policy, and promotion of academic opportunities ranging from student research to accommodation of student learning needs. He will also oversee the college's student services including the Academic Advising Center, Student Success Collaborative, and the grade complaint process.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Grand Valley State includes 17,000 students, 500 tenure-track faculty, 75 majors, and 27 departments. Previously, he served the university as the assistant chair of the Department of Music and Dance, and conducted the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He will continue to conduct the Wind Ensemble during the Spring 2016 semester.
Prior to his appointment at Grand Valley State, Kevin held teaching positions at Brandon University, in Brandon, Manitoba, Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and the Central Dauphin School District in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He has been a guest conductor, clinician and consultant for all levels of ensembles and public school programs in the United States and Canada.
His professional interests include 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 numerous regional and national music conferences.