Associate Professor and Chair, Music
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
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