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Francis Massinon

Professor Emeritus of Music

Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Indiana State University
Master of Music in Horn, Indiana University

Now retired from full-time teaching, Francis Massinon, Professor Emeritus of Music, teaches music appreciation at Austin Peay State University in the post-retirement teaching program.

Before coming to APSU, Massinon taught at Eastern Illinois University, Vincennes University, and the University of Northern Iowa. Prior to teaching college courses, he taught in public and parochial schools in Indiana and Iowa.

A frequent guest recitalist, clinician and adjudicator at universities, International Horn Society seminars, high schools and regional Honors Ensemble festivals, Massinon has performed with orchestras in the Midwest and Mid-South, including Cedar Rapids, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, and the Chamber Orchestra of Iowa. He also has been a member of the Evansville Philharmonic and symphonies in Terre Haute, Ind., Bloomington, Ind., and Owensboro, Ky.

Most recently, Massinon served as principal hornist with the Paducah and Jackson symphonies. He is a frequent soloist with APSU Woodwind and Brass ensembles, and is an active member of faculty and student chamber groups. Massinon’s Horn Ensemble has been invited to perform at several International Horn Society workshops.

Massinon has performed works commissioned by or dedicated to him and premiered several of his own compositions in the critically acclaimed "Dimensions New Music Series.” He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Academic Honor Society, ASCAP, MENC, Kentucky and Tennessee music educators associations and the International Horn Society.

Phone: (931) 221-7818
Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 139