PATRICK DUNNIGAN, Professor of Music and Director of Bands, teaches courses in conducting, wind band literature, and music education. He is the Music Director and Conductor of the University Symphonic and Concert Bands, and Director of the Marching Chiefs. Dr. Dunnigan is highly active as a guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician. He is widely sought after as a drill designer and arranger for high school and college bands across the county.
His numerous band arrangements and transcriptions are published by Ludwig Music and TRN Music Publishers. He has written articles on music education and band for the Music Educators Journal, The Instrumentalist, and others. Under his direction the Marching Chiefs have traveled to numerous post-season bowl games and produced twelve compact disc recordings for Mark Records.
Prior to his appointment at FSU, he was a member of the faculty at Western Michigan University. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Music in Conducting from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D from the University of Texas. He is author of Marching Band Techniques, published by The Instrumentalist Publishing Company.