John Fannin has served as Assistant Director of Bands at Murray State University since 1995. His responsibilities at Murray State include the direction of the Symphonic Band, Marching Band, and Instrumental Music Education classes. The MSU Racer Marching Band was featured at the 2006 Bands of America Grand National Champioship. Prior to his appointment at MSU, Mr. Fannin was the band director at Onate High School (NM), Del Norte High School (NM), White Sand Missile Range Middle School (NM), Thoreau High School (NM), and Ganado High School (AZ).
Mr. Fannin earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Music in Instrumental Wind Conducting at New Mexico State University. He was the recipient of the District KMEA "University Teacher of the Year" award in 1996, 1999, 2001, and 2002. He was awarded the KMEA "Citation of Merit" in 2003 and the 2007 Phi Beat Mu "Outstanding Contributer to Bands in KY".
In addition to his career in education, Mr. Fannin is an active band clinician and guest conductor, with clinics and performances in New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, and Kentucky. John also serves as a music and visual writer for many high school and college marching bands. He has recently published concert band works with several publishers, including Alfred Music Publishing Co., Inc.
For more information, please visit www.johnfanninmusic.com.
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