Jeffery is Dean of the School of Visual & Performing Arts at Dixie State University. Previously, he served as Chair of the Music Department at the University of Central Arkansas and Associate Professor of Music for nine years. Under his leadership, the UCA Music Department commissioned and premiered an original opera by Lori Laitman based on The Scarlet Letter, developed a strong relationship with music programs in China and Taiwan, and sent student ensembles to Italy, France, Austria, and China. During his tenure in Arkansas, he also served as President of the Arkansas Association of Schools of Music.
Prior to his work in Arkansas, he with the School of Music faculty at East Carolina University where he taught tuba and euphonium while chairing the Department of Instrumental Studies and serving as Managing Director of the North Carolina Suzuki Institute. He has performed extensively with the North Carolina Symphony as well as performing concertos and recitals throughout the southeast and mid-west.
Jeffery holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music from Baylor University and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University.
Phil Tuckett – Artistic Director
Phil Tuckett is an associate professor at Dixie State University and the director of the Center for Media Innovation, the DSU media center. He is also the director of the digital film track in the communication department.
Prior to coming back to his alma mater to teach, Phil was vice president of special projects at NFL Films for 21 years. He was also a producer, director, and writer for NFL Films (1969 to 1986) and a journalist and professional athlete (1967 to 1969). Phil is the recipient of 30 Emmy Awards for shows like “Football America,” “The 100 Yard Universe,” “Autumn Ritual,” and “Lost Treasures of NFL Films.”
He has also produced non-sports related programming like “Blood from a Stone” for the History Channel, “Faces of Evil” for TNT, and music videos for a wide variety of artists including B.B. King, Santana, Def Leppard, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Phil and his wife Judy also have their own production company, Bristlecone Films.
DOCUTAH Committee 2015
|Alisha||Rossell||Mesquite Best of Fest|
|Beth||Meyers||Wash Co Library Liaison|
|Christina||Merrill||Director of Budget and Accounting|
|Della||Lowe||Marketing and Public Relations|
|Dian||Robinson||Canyon Media Rep|
|Heather||Cox||Red Cliffs Mall Liaison|
|Leigh||Cannon||Sponsors and Partners|
|James||English||Cherry Creek Rep|
|John||Burns||DSU Campus/Library Liaison|
|Josh||Bodell||Graphic Design/Online Cinema|
|Kelly||Stowell||Kane County Liaison|
|Mark||Houser||Awards Event Coordinator|
|Susi||Lafaele||St George Chamber Liaison|
|Xi||Cui||China Outreach/Student Film Club|