Michael Flanagin

Division Chair, Assistant Professor; Horn and Director of Bands

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 Curriculum Vitae


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. 


  • Directs the IWU Wind Ensemble and the IWU Wildcat Pep Band 
  • French Horn 
  • Courses: Music Education, Music Technology, Conducting, Theory, Aural Skills 


  • 7 years of public school teaching experience: 
  • High school choir and band, Mt. Carmel High School, Mt. Carmel, IL 
  • Middle School instrumental music and 7th grade general music, Riverview Middle School, Huntington, IN 
  • Active clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator throughout the region. 
  • Recorded 6 compact discs with the IWU Wind Ensemble and the IWU Jazz Ensemble. 
  • Serves as the curriculum supervisor for Elijah Mission International Zambia (EMIZ) Academies of Music in Livingstone, Zambia.   
  • Has led music student trips to Honduras and Zambia.
  • 25 years of Church Music Experience in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. 


  • French Horn
    1994, Indiana University (Jacobs School of Music)
    Certified to teach choral, general and instrumental music (K-12) 
  • MA - Music
    2002, Ball State University
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953