John Wenning is a 1982 graduate of Ball State University with a BS and MA in Music Education. He taught at Huntington North High School as the director of choral activities and department chair. John was the director of the nationally acclaimed Varsity Singers. While under his direction, the Varsity Singers were named Grand Champion more than 70 times and received numerous awards for their outstanding vocal production, choreography, and instrumental back up ensemble.
John served a fourteen-year term from 1997 to 2011 on the board of
directors for the Indiana Choral Directors Association as the Show Choir Repertoire and Standards Chairman. John was selected as “Teacher of the Year” for the Huntington County Community Schools and “Educator of the Year” by the Huntington County Rotary Club in 1994. He was also recognized as “Teacher of the Year” in 2000 by the Fort Wayne Radio Station WMEE. In 2006 John was recognized by Ball State University and the School of Music with the Alumni Achievement Citation. In 2009 John received the Golden Apple Award.
John has also been an arranger, clinician and adjudicator for many schools, festivals and competitions. He is a member of Indiana Music Educators Association and American Choral Directors Association. He is married to Rachel Wenning, a 4th grade teacher at Northwest Elementary, and has two beautiful children; Joshua and Ana.