Adapted from his website here:
Currently, Mr. Swearingen is one of the resident composers at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to that, he had taught instrumental music for 18 yrs in the public schools of central Ohio. He spent 14 yrs as Director of Instrumental Music at Grove City High School where his marching, concert & jazz bands all are known for their high standards of performing excellence.
Mr. Swearingen is also active as a guest conductor, adjudicator & educational clinician. He has been to various parts of the US, as well as Japan, Australia, Europe, Canada & the Republic of China.
His music is wide & very well accepted by various audiences worldwide. With over 450 published works, he has written band compositions & arrangements that reflect a variety of musical forms & styles. Many of his pieces, including 81 commissioned works, have been chosen for contest & festival lists. He is a recipient of several ASCAP awards for published compositions & in 1992, was selected as an Accomplished Graduate of the Fine & Performing Arts from Bowling Green State University.
Exaltation, one of his recordings, including Centuria
A very accomplished musician, composer & educator, Mr. Swearingen's music sets the standards for school band music everywhere. I hope to be able to listen to all of his music, perhaps play them too! Definitely his music is made to be remembered.