Tim Pahel conducting at Carnegie Hall in spring 2018.

Timothy Pahel

Associate Professor and Chair, Music 

Rm 111 Austin Hall 309-457-2171


Tim Pahel is an associate professor of music and is director of choral and vocal activities.

His duties include directing the Monmouth Chorale and Chamber Choir, teaching private voice, conducting, and courses in the music education curriculum. He is faculty adviser for the Scotsmen, the Sassy Lassies, and for the Monmouth chapter of the National Association for Music Education.

Prior to Monmouth, Pahel was assistant professor and music coordinator at Carl Sandburg (Illinois) College and also taught courses and directed ensembles at Knox College.

Pahel is the director of the Galesburg Community Chorus, and with that group has conducted works including, most recently, Verdi’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Pahel holds a bachelor of arts degree from Lawrence (Wisconsin) University, a master of music degree from the University of Illinois and a doctor of musical arts from the University of Iowa. At Iowa, he studied conducting with Timothy Stalter. While a student at Iowa, he conducted Camerata, one of the University’s auditioned choral ensembles.

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, Pahel is a frequent adjudicator for high school solo and ensemble contests as well as a clinician for large group contests and festivals.


Music Theory, Senior Research Methods, Chorale, Chamber Choir, Private Voice

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