John Alan Carnahan is in demand as guest conductor both nationally and internationally. He has conducted bands across the country and his performances are enthusiastically received by students, directors, and audiences alike.

Many thanks for a spectacular job with the Nebraska All-State Band. The response from my bandsmen was uniformly enthusiastic!

—Doug Johnson
Omaha Creighton Prep High School

Your interpretation of the music performed was outstanding and was a sure crowd-pleaser with the members of the California Band Directors Association.

—Victor Aguilar, Director of Bands
University of California, Irvine, Irvine California

Most recently, Professor Carnahan completed a one-month residency as guest conductor/lecturer at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea.


Upcoming appearances include:

  • January 5-6, 2018:
    Long Beach Honor Festival
    Long Beach, CA
  • January 25-27, 2018:
    Alle-Kiski HS Honor Band
    Vandergrift, PA
  • February 1-3, 2018:
    Antelope Valley HS Honor Band
    Palmdale, CA
  • February 7-8, 2018:
    Las Vegas HS for the Arts
    Clinician
    Las Vegas, NV
  • February 20-22, 2018:
    ABC School District HS Honor Band
    Los Alamitos, CA
  • March 9, 2018:
    Music For All – Western Regional Festival
    Adjudicator/Clinician
    Long Beach, CA
  • March 15-17, 2018:
    Music For All – National Festival
    HS Adjudicator/Clinician
    Indianapolis, IN
  • March 22-23, 2018:
    College Band Directors National Association
    Western/Northwestern Regional Conference, Conductor
    Sonoma, CA
  • March 24-28, 2018:
    Pacific Basin Music Festival
    Music Premier, Hawaiian Theater
    Honolulu, HI
  • April 6-7, 2018:
    Chicagoland Invitational Concert Band Festival
    Adjudicator/Clinician
    Arlington Heights, IL
  • April 22-May 3, 2018:
    London Concert Tour
    Cole Conservatory Wind Symphony
    London, England