Faculty

At Indiana Wesleyan University, our Applied Music courses are intentionally designed to prepare you to serve the Lord with excellence in your chosen instrument. Our faculty members all have master's or doctoral degrees in Music Performance and are active performers in local, regional, national, and international venues. In addition, many are involved in presenting at regional, national, and international music conferences and shining the light of Jesus by their lives and presence throughout the world of music performance and pedagogy. Excellent instructors as well as performers, they offer years of study, practice, pedagogy, and performance experiences to come alongside and mentor you in your musical and spiritual journey.

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Michael Flanagin; MA Asst Prof; Music michael.flanagin@indwes.edu

Biography

Michael Flanagin has served as the Director of Bands and Instrumental Music at Indiana Wesleyan University since 2001. He directs the IWU Wind Ensemble and the IWU Jazz Ensemble. Other duties include giving private instruction in French horn, teaching courses in computer applications and conducting, supervising student teachers, as well as teaching various courses in music education. Flanagin’s ensembles have been featured at the Indiana Music Educators Convention in Indianapolis, have performed in 21 different states over the past nine years, and have recorded five compact discs.

Prior to his service at IWU, Flanagin taught instrumental and vocal music in secondary public schools in Illinois and Indiana. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University and his Master of Arts in Music degree from Ball State University. Mr. Flanagin has directed music at various churches in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri and is active as a soloist, guest conductor and clinician. Flanagin holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education (MENC), National Band Association (NBA), College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and Indiana Bandmasters Association (IBA). He resides in Marion, Indiana, with his wife, Sarah, and two sons, Nash and Mark.

Educational Background:

  • B.M.E., 1994, Indiana University
  • M.A., 2002, Ball State University

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