Title: Music Educator, Composer, Arranger
Company: Freed-Hardeman University
Location: Three Way, Tennessee, United States
Alan Goodrum Kinningham, Music Educator, Composer and Arranger at Music Educator, Composer and Arranger, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music.
Mr. Kinningham became involved in his profession because of a friend, who was involved in music in middle school, so he joined band and everything just fell in place. He started by earning a Bachelor of Science in music education at the University of Tennessee Martin in 1977. Continuing with his education, Mr. Kinningham received a Master of Music in music composition from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1978. In 1990, he received a Doctor of Musical Arts in music composition from the University of Memphis. Upon receiving his degrees, Mr. Kinningham became a certified teacher in the state of Tennessee.
Mr. Kinningham’s career highlight that stood out the most is his work that got attention. He went to New York for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and had a small piece of his “Servants in Action”, performed by the West Point band. Mr. Kinningham started his career as a director of bands at Matin-Westview High School in 1978 staying in that position until 1985. He then went to Covington High School taking on the same position from 1985 to 1987. In 1987, he became a teaching assistant for the band department at the University of Memphis until 1989. He spent the next year at Munford High School as an associate director of bands. From there, he joined Haywood County High School in the same position remaining in that position until 1997. Taking on the role of director of music for Covington Crestview Middle School in 1997. Mr. Kinningham remained until 2000, returning in 2009 in the same position for a year. From 2000 to 2009, he held the position of director of music at Covington High School. In 2011, Mr. Kinningham joined Freed-Hardmen University, remaining with the university until this day. While there, he has held the positions of half-time instructor of music, assistant professor of music and associate professor of music. As a testament to his success, Mr. Kinningham has been awarded the Rafferty Award for Young Composers from Evanston Township High School in 1984, a Key to the City of Martin in 1985, a Halmsohn Composition Award from the University of Memphis in 1988 and an All-America Scholar Award from the U.S. Achievement Academy in 1990. He is also listed in multiple editions of Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who in America.
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