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About Steve Barnett

Steven R. Barnett was Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at Marshall University for eleven years. He conducted the Marshall University Wind Symphony and the “Marching Thunder” Marching Band, where he also served as music arranger and drill designer. Mr. Barnett was the coordinator for instrumental music education, taught arranging, advanced conducting, supervised student teachers, and taught additional music education courses at Marshall University.
Mr. Barnett received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Mississippi and a Masters of Music Education degree from Mississippi College. He has previously held band directing positions in Mississippi at the University of Mississippi, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Madison, Forest, Oxford, Newton and Pearl High Schools, and taught music education in Mississippi for 24 years. He was elected President of the Mississippi Junior and Community College Band Director Association and served as Editor on the Phi Beta Mu International Board. Mr. Barnett is also a member of the College Band Directors National Association and was elected President of the Copiah-Lincoln Education Association. While Director of Bands at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, he received the HEADWAE Award (Higher Education Appreciation Day: Working for Academic Excellence) for the most outstanding instructor and was honored by the Mississippi State Legislature.
Mr. Barnett is an active adjudicator and clinician throughout the southeast and mid-west and is currently a staff arranger for Jalen Publishing Company of Orlando, FL where he currently has 15 marching band arrangements published.


Present Associate Professor of Music, Marshall University
Present Director of Bands, Marshall University

Contact Information

Smith Music Hall 143


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