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Timothy A. Pahel

Academic Biography:
Tim Pahel is Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral and Vocal Activities, and Chair of the Music Department at Monmouth College. His duties include directing the Monmouth College Chorale and Chamber Choir, teaching private voice, conducting, and courses in the Music Education curriculum. Prior to coming to Monmouth, Dr. Pahel served as Assistant Professor and Music Coordinator at Carl Sandburg College and also taught courses and directed ensembles at Knox College.

Dr. Pahel has toured with the Monmouth Chorale both nationally and internationally, including trips to Spain, Italy and to New York City to perform in Carnegie Hall. He will make his Carnegie Hall debut in May 2018, conducting the Monmouth Chorale and other high school and college choirs and the New England Symphonic Ensemble in a performance of Vaughan Williams’s Dona nobis pacem.

Dr. Pahel has been the director of the Galesburg Community Chorus since 2001, and with that group has conducted numerous major works for chorus and orchestra including, most recently, Verdi's Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, and Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Dr. Pahel holds a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, a master’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Illinois, and a doctorate in Choral Conducting from the University of Iowa, where he studied conducting with Dr. Timothy Stalter.

An active member of the American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, the Illinois Music Educators Association, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Dr. Pahel is a frequent adjudicator for high school solo and ensemble contests as well as a clinician for large group contests and festivals.

Courses Taught:
MUSI 181 Monmouth Chorale
MUSI 134 Monmouth Chamber Choir
MUSI 151/152 Applied Voice
MUSI 301 Introduction to Conducting
MUSI 256 Vocal Diction and Literature
MCTE 383 Secondary Vocal Music Curriculum and Instruction
INTG 101 Introduction to Liberal Arts
MUSI 111, 121, 122 Music Theory

B.A. Lawrence University
M.M. University of Illinois
D.M.A. University of Iowa

Contact Info:
Office: Rm 111 Austin Hall