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Michael Brady Tarr
Michael Brady Tarr




Originally from Wyandotte, Michigan, Michael Brady Tarr is grateful to have a successful career in the pageantry and performing arts that spans nearly three decades. Tarr has taught and consulted with many drum corps and high school programs throughout the world. His extensive and successful career includes working with several top drum corps including the Boston Crusaders, The Cavaliers, the Santa Clara Vanguard, the Bluecoats, and the Glassmen. Tarr has also taught many national-level bands throughout the country including Avon High School, Plymouth-Canton High School, Owasso High School, Flower Mound High School, and many others. 

As an adjudicator and clinician, Tarr is in high demand judging throughout the world. He is an active adjudicator for Music for All/Bands of America, Drum Corps International, Winter Guard International, the Colorado Bandmasters Association, the Indiana State School Music Association, and the Michigan Competing Band Association. Tarr also had the honor to adjudicate the All Thailand Marching Championship and the All Japan Marching Championships. 

Tarr 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, Tarr’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, Tarr 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, Tarr is an avid reader who enjoys traveling, staying active, and studying the works of Benjamin Hoff and W. Timothy Gallwey.