Originally from Wyandotte, Michigan, Michael Brady Tarr is grateful to have enjoyed a successful career in the pageantry and performing arts that spans nearly three decades. Teaching and consulting with many drum corps and high school programs throughout the world, Michael’s extensive and successful career includes working with The Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps (2018-Present), The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps (1994-1998, 2013-2017), The Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps (2007-2009),The Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps (2001-2004), and The Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps (2000).
Michael has been fortunate to work with many outstanding high school and International programs including the Texas A&M University – Commerce Band (Commerce, Texas),the Lassiter High School Marching Band (Marietta, GA) the Kennesaw Mountain High School Marching Band (Kennesaw, GA), the Flower Mound High School Marching Band (Flower Mound, TX), the Avon High School Marching Band (Avon, IN), the Carlton J. Kell High School (Marietta, GA), the Milford High School (Milford, MI), The Owasso High School Marching Band (Owasso, OK), The Aimachi Band and Color Guard (Nagoya,Japan), the Horwang High School (Bangkok, Thailand), and St. Joseph School (Bangkok, Thailand), as well as many other national caliber programs.
As an adjudicator/ clinician, Michael is in high demand judging throughout the world. Michael is an active adjudicator for Bands of America/ Music for All, WGI, the Colorado Bandmasters Association, the Indiana State School Music Association, and the Michigan Competing Band Association. Michael also had the honor to adjudicate the All Thailand Marching Championship and the All Japan Marching Championships.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interpersonal Communication (1997) and a Master of Arts Degree in Communication Arts (1999) from Eastern Michigan University. During his undergraduate studies, Michael’s work on a presentation for the Undergraduate Research Symposium was later expanded and developed into a research article focusing on Adolescent Children and Deception, which was presented
at the National Communication Association Convention (1997). In addition, Michael served on the adjunct faculty at Eastern Michigan University and The University of Michigan-Dearborn and most recently served as the Assistant Director of Student Affairs for the Mercer University School of Medicine – Savannah, Georgia Campus. When not teaching, Michael is avid reader who enjoys traveling, staying active, and studying the works of Benjamin Hoff and W. Timothy Gallwey.