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Dr. John Packard

Department Chair

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School of Arts and HumanitiesProfessor of Music
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  • Messiah returns to MVNU Dec. 5

    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University will present the 53rd annual performance of G. F. Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium on the MVNU campus. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family and can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.mvnu.edu/music.

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Professional Experience:
  • ProfessorMount Vernon Nazarene University, Mt. Vernon, OH, 2004-present.
  • Instructor, Front Range Community College, Ft. Collins, CO, 2002.
  • Teaching AssistantUniversity of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, 1998-2000.
Conducting and Performing Experience:
  • Guest Conductor, 31st Annual Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association Honor Band Festival, Capital University, Bexley, OH, January 26-27, 2019.
  • Guest Conductor and Clinician, Knox All-County Middle School Band, Mount Vernon, OH, Nov. 19, 2018.
  • Directed the Knox County Middle School Honor Band, Nov. 2018.
  • Guest Conductor and Clinician, Holmes County “Celebration of the Arts” Concert, West Holmes High School, Millersburg, OH, April 2017.
  • Soloist, MVNU Faculty Collage Concert, performance of Kevin McKee’s Centennial Horizon, January 2017.
  • Soloist, MVNU Lecture Artist Event – William Pfund (trumpet) and Sue Pfund (organ) recital, performance of Franceschini and McKee works for two trumpets and organ, October 2015.
  • Guest Conductor, 28th Annual Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association Honor Band Festival, Malone University, Canton, OH, January 2015.
  • Guest Conductor and Clinician, 2014 OMEA District 6 Junior High Honors Band, Hosted by the College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, November 20-21, 2014.
  • Performer, Capital City Chamber Players, McConnell Arts Chamber Series, performance of Stravinsky’s Octet, Worthington, OH, May 2013.
  • Featured Conductor/Event Host, Global Rhythms at MVNU, MVNU Lecture-Artist Series, Mount Vernon, OH, April 2009 and October 2009, October 2012.
  • Featured Soloist, Knox County Symphony Concert, performance of Arutunian’s Trumpet Concerto, October 2010.
  • Guest SoloistKnox County Symphony Concert, performance of Arutunian’s Trumpet Concerto, October 2010.
  • Guest Conductor2009 Tri-County Honors Band, Hosted by the College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, February 2009.
  • Guest Conductor21st Annual Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association Honor Band Festival, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, January 2008, 2010.
  • Guest ConductorKenyon College Winter Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert, Kenyon College, December 2009.
  • Guest Conductor“The Witch and the Saint” Concert Finale, Joint concert with the MVNU Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Mount Gilead High School Band, Mount Gilead, OH, May 2008.
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University Choral Union, Mt. Vernon, OH, 2005-present. Annual performances of Handel’s Messiah.
  • Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield, OH, 2004-2007. Substitute and extra list.
  • 2004 International Trumpet Guild National Conference. “Festival of Trumpets” Concert, Denver, CO, May 2004. Performer.
Masterclasses, Clinics, and Adjudication
  • Adjudicator/Clinician, Olentangy Middle School Band contest, Powell, OH, May 2016, May 2018.
  • Clinician, Lexington High School, Lexington, OH, February 2016.
  • Clinician, Polaris Christian School, Mount Vernon, OH, March 2013, March 2015, February 2017.
  • Clinician, Mansfield Christian School, Mansfield, OH, April 2012, March 2015, May 2017.
  • Adjudicator/Clinician, Johnstown Middle School Solo & Ensemble, Johnstown, OH, April 2014.
  • ClinicianBLAST Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Masterclass, Mount Vernon, OH, June 2009-2011.
  • Adjudicator/Clinician2009 Lakewood High School Band Contest, Lakewood, OH, March 2009.
  • ClinicianWorthington Christian Middle School, Worthington, OH, March 2009.
  • AdjudicatorOlentangy Middle School Solo & Ensemble Contest, Powell, OH, 2007-2008, 2011.
  • ClinicianDanville Arts Festival, Danville, OH, April 2006, 2007.
Ancillary Professional Experience
  • Event Host and HS Coordinator, Ohio Music Educators Association District 10 High School and Middle School Honor Band, Mount Vernon, OH, 2007-present.
  • Event Host, Guest Artist William Pfund in Concert with MVNU Wind Ensemble, MVNU Lecture-Artist Event, Mount Vernon, OH, October 2015.
  • Event Host, Miami University’s Global Rhythms, MVNU Lecture-Artist Series, Mount Vernon, OH, April 2009, October 2009, and October 2012.
  • Event Host23rd Annual Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association Honor Band Festival, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH, January 2010.
  • Event Host and HS CoordinatorOhio Music Educators Association District 10 High School and Middle School Honor Band, Mount Vernon, OH, 2007-present.
  • Event HostMiami University’s Global Rhythms, MVNU Lecture-Artist Series, Mount Vernon, OH, April 2009 and October 2009.
Awards and Recognitions:
  • Faculty Award For Excellence in Advising and Retention, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2019.
  • President, Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association, 2015-2016, 2019-2020.
  • Sabbatical,MVNU Community Music Project”, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2018.
  • Student Assessment Learning Mini-Grant,Improving Assessment Strategies for the Music Program,” Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2017.
  • Faculty Recruiter of the Year, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2016.
Education:
  • Doctor of Arts, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado (2008)
  • Master of Music, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado (1999)
  • Bachelor of Music, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois (1996)

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