538 University Street
110 Gooch Hall
Martin, TN 38238
Steve Barnett currently works as the Coordinator for the Office of Educational Outreach at the University of Tennessee at Martin. In this position Mr. Barnett coordinates and supervises Educational Outreach Central Office staff and student workers. He also coordinates various projects at the five UT Martin extended campuses. Prior to joining UT Martin, Mr. Barnett served as Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Marshall University for eleven years. He conducted the Marshall University Wind Symphony and the "Marching Thunder" Marching Band, where he also served as music arranger and drill designer. Mr. Barnett also served as the Music Program Director for the MU School of Music and Theatre. He was also the coordinator for music education, taught arranging, advanced conducting, supervised student teachers, and taught additional music education courses at Marshall University. In 2012, Barnett received the Marshall and Shirley Reynolds Teacher of the Year Award, one of the highest awards that a faculty member may receive at Marshall University and was also nominated by Marshall University as the CASE Council National Teacher of the Year for 2012-2013.
Mr. Barnett received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Mississippi and a Masters of Music Education degree from Mississippi College. In addition to Marshall University, he has previously held band directing positions in Mississippi at the University of Mississippi, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Madison, Forest, Oxford, Newton and Pearl High Schools, and taught music education in Mississippi for 24 years. Mr. Barnett is an active guest conductor and clinician throughout the U.S. and is cunently a staff arranger for Jalen Publishing Company of Orlando, FL where he currently has 15 marching band arrangements published.