Justin Swearinger

Director of Instrumental Activities | Music

Rm 120 Austin Hall 309-457-2170


Justin Swearinger is an assistant professor of music and the Director of Instrumental Activities. His duties include directing the Monmouth College Wind Ensemble, Instrumental Chamber Music, teaching music theory and courses in the music education curriculum.

Swearinger holds a Bachelor of Arts in Percussion Performance from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and a Master of Music in Wind Conducting from Florida International University. He is finishing his Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from The University of Southern Mississippi. While a doctoral candidate at USM, he was involved with all facets of the University Bands program, including rehearsing the USM Wind Ensemble and assisting with “The Pride of Mississippi” 300-student marching band.

An active member of the College Band Directors National Association, the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, Percussive Arts Society and the Illinois Music Educators Association, Swearinger has served as a clinician and guest artist in Iowa, Illinois, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and New Mexico.


Conducting, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Music, Percussion, World Music & Musicology, Music Theory


B.A. - University of Alabama in Huntsville

M.M. - Florida International University

D.M.A. - The University of Southern Mississippi

Courses Taught

MCTE-376: PK-12 Music Curriculum and Inst

MUSI-304: Orchestration and Arranging

MUSI-255: Percussion Techniques

MUSI-187: Percussion Ensemble

MUSI-185: Monmouth Winds

MUSI-183: Instrumental Chamber Music