Dr. Kyle Macka picture of Dr. Kyle Mack

Associate Professor
Director of Jazz Studies
Low brass, Instrumental Jazz

E-Mail: Kyle.Mack@ndsu.edu
Office: 209 Music Education Building
Phone: (701) 231-7873


  • D.A., Ball State University
  • M.M., Ball State University
  • B.S., Dickinson State University

Kyle Mack has been a member of the North Dakota State University faculty since 1993. He teaches applied low brass, music education classes, and basic conducting. He also directs the Jazz program and hosts an annual non-competitive jazz festival every February. He served as the music director for the Fargo-Moorhead Jazz Arts Group Big Band for 18 years. Dr. Mack’s trombone playing can be heard on the F-M Jazz Arts Group Big Band’s CD, And That’s That.

Before coming to NDSU, Dr. Mack directed elementary through high school band programs in North Dakota and Maryland and taught at Simpson College in Iowa. While at Ball State he served as Assistant Director of Bands and Assistant Director of Jazz Studies. Immediately preceding his NDSU appointment, he was the Director of Bands at Valley City State University.

Dr. Mack has been an active clinician, performer, adjudicator, and guest conductor in North Dakota, Minnesota, Indiana, and Iowa. He is a member of the International Trombone Association, Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is a Dickinson State University Distinguished Alumni Fellow as well as a member of the Bismarck St. Mary's Central High School Hall of Fame. Dr. Mack is an endorsing artist/clinician for the Selmer/Bach Corporation. He lives in Fargo with his wife, Sam, and daughter, Lauren.

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