John C. Dressler

John Dressler is Professor of Horn and Musicology at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. In addition to teaching applied Horn lessons, the undergraduate music history sequence, special topics in l9th- and 20th-century musicology, he has been successfully been leading a film music course for non-music majors there since 2006. This course brings together a diverse population and introduces its members to the scores of Max Steiner, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Bernard Herrmann, Elmer Bernstein, as well as to the more widely-known John Williams, Danny Elfman, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Randy Newman and the like. Dr. Dressler holds a Bachelor of music Education degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, plus a Masters and Doctoral degree from Indiana University. In addition to his teaching at Murray State he is a member of the Horn section of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, the Jackson (Tennessee) Symphony Orchestra, and substitutes with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. He is also the organist at Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church in Paducah, Kentucky.