Assistant Director of Bands
Associate Professor of Music
Office: Price Doyle Fine Arts 306Fannin Music YouTube Channel
John Fannin was appointed Assistant Director of Bands at Murray State University in
1995. His responsibilities at Murray State include Symphonic Band, Concert Band,
Pep Band, Marching Band, and instrumental music education classes. Under Mr. Fannin’s
leadership the Racer Marching Band has grown from 85 to 300 members. The MSU Racer
Marching Band was featured at the 2012 & 2006 Bands of America Grand National Marching
Prior to his appointment at Murray State University, Mr. Fannin was 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 awards include the 2010 Murray State University Distinguished Professor
, 2009 KMEA “University Teacher of the Year”, 2006-2007 Outstanding Murray State University
Music Teacher of the Year, and the Phi Beta Mu 2007 “Outstanding Contributor to Band
John also serves as creative resource (music and visual) for many high school and
college bands. He has published concert band works with Arrangers Publishing Company,
Curnow Music Press, and Alfred Music Company.
Mr. Fannin is an active band clinician and guest conductor. He has been a guest
conductor/clinician in New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Indiana,
Illinois, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Georgia, and Kentucky.