Dr. Tim Pahel is an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Monmouth College. His duties there include directing the Monmouth Chorale and Chamber Choir, teaching private voice, conducting, and other courses in the music education curriculum. Prior to coming to Monmouth, he served as Assistant Professor and Music Coordinator at Carl Sandburg College and also taught courses and directed ensembles at Knox College.
Dr. Pahel is the director of the Galesburg Community Chorus, and with that group has conducted many major works, some of which include Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and Verdi’s Requiem.
Pahel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in voice from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Illinois, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Iowa, where he studied conducting with Dr. Timothy Stalter. While a student at the University of 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.