Conducting Alumni

Jack A. Eaddy, Jr. (M.M. 2016)

Jack A. Eaddy, Jr. is a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting student at the University of North Texas. Previously, he taught for twelve years in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Eaddy developed a program that was recognized throughout the state for maintaining high standards despite the challenges his students experienced. Mr. Eaddy received the Florida Music Educators Association’s Tom Bishop Award recognizing a director who turned a program around, making a positive difference in a short amount of time. Mr. Eaddy earned a Bachelors of Music Education degree from the Florida State University and a Master’s degree in Conducting from the University of Georgia.

Tyler L. Ehrlich (M.M. 2016)

Tyler Ehrlich completed his Master’s Degree in Conducting with distinction in 2016. He is currently Assistant Director of Bands at Centennial High School in Roswell, Georgia and Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Wind Symphony. While at UGA, Ehrlich was actively involved in conducting, teaching, and management of the wind ensembles, opera orchestra, new music ensemble, undergraduate conducting courses, and student recitals. Ehrlich’s capstone recital, “Love, Marriage, and Death,” involved over twenty artists throughout the University, including students from the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the Department of Dance.

Evan Harger (M.M. 2015)

Evan Harger is currently studying his D.M.A. in conducting at Michigan State University. He completed his M.M. in Orchestral Conducting at Oregon State in 2017.

Rickey Badua (D.M.A. 2014)

Dr. Rickey H. Badua is the Director of Bands at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His scholarly research involves championing new wind band repertoire, arranging unpublished wind band manuscripts of significant composers for future publication, and exploring the wind band developments of Australia and Asia. His most recent achievement includes being a finalist for the 2015 American Prize in Wind Conducting award. Dr. Badua successfully taught public school as the Director of Bands and Arts Department Chair at Peninsula High School and District Music Coordinator of the Peninsula School District in Gig Harbor, WA. He received his DMA from the University of Georgia where he studied with John P. Lynch.