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Marius Bahnean

Assistant Professor of Music

mbahnean@tnwesleyan.edu (423) 746-5234

Marius Bahnean is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Choral Activities at Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, Tennessee where he conducts the TWU Concert Choir and the TWU Chorale, teaches courses in conducting, music history, and applied voice.

A strong advocate of Early Music and Baroque Music, Dr. Bahnean performs regularly with period instruments ensembles usually conducting from the keyboard. Recent research interests include a full reconstruction of Christoph Graupner’s Passion Cantatas, and extensive research in the Renaissance music of England. As a musicologist, Dr. Bahnean has presented interest sessions for international conferences, most recently in Brasov, Romania. He is an active member of the Oxbridge C.S. Lewis Institute Choir based at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Dr. Bahnean completed D.M.A. studies in choral conducting and musicology at Louisiana State University, serving as graduate assistant to the LSU A Cappella Choir under Dr. John Dickson.  He completed M.M. studies in choral conducting at University of Massachusetts Amherst with Dr. Tony Thornton. He holds a degree in music theory from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada.