Dr. Daniel G. Monek
Associate Professor of Music
Dr. Daniel G. Monek is an Associate Professor of Music and chair of the Edward E. MacTaggart Music department at Marietta College where he directs the Concert Choir, Women’s Choir, Oratorio Chorus, Men’s Ensemble, and Chamber Singers. In addition to his ensemble responsibilities, Dr. Monek teaches applied voice, conducting, and music history. He has received his Ph.D. in Music from Edinburgh University (Scotland) and holds degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance from the University of South Florida and the University of Florida. Dr. Monek has taught music in Florida’s public schools and was the founding Artistic and Musical Director of the New Edinburgh Orchestra in Edinburgh, Scotland.
He has served as the musical director of several churches, as Secretary/Treasurer for the Florida Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, as Chairman of Scotland for the Association of the British Choral Directors, and on the board of the Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association as the editor-in-Chief of Resound, the division’s newsletter. He currently serves on the board of the Ohio Choral Directors Association as their Conference Coordinator and is also a member of the Music Educators National Conference, Ohio Music Educators Association, College Music Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Rotary Club of Marietta, OH.
Professor Marshall C. Kimball is serving as Director of Bands and Instrumental Activities at Marietta College, after completing a 30 year career as a band director in the State of Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree cum laude in Music Education and a Master of Music from Ohio University. Additional course work has been completed at Ashland University, VanderCook College of Music, Akron University, Illinois State University and Walsh University. He presently is a member of MENC, OMEA, Phi Beta Mu, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha, NEA, OEA, Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association, the Society for Music Teacher Education, and the College Band Directors National Association.
Professor Kimball's duties include: Symphonic Band Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, all instrumental chamber ensembles including brass, woodwind and percussion ensembles, recital attendance, CMENC, applied percussion lessons and all instrumental music education courses in the Music Education degree. He currently serves as the chair of the Technology Advisory Group and on the college’s Wellness Committee. He has also served on the Curriculum Committee. In addition to his college responsibilities, Professor Kimball is in demand as a clinician and judge in the State of Ohio and Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, State of Washington, and Oklahoma. He judges solo and ensemble, concert band and marching band competitions. Currently serving as the State Advisor of the Ohio Collegiate Music Education Conference for the Ohio Music Education Association and is a member of the OMEA Professional Development Conference committee. He has served as the state chair for the Music Support Group of the Ohio Music Education Association and as the president of the Society of Alumni and Friends of the Ohio University School of Music.
Professor Kimball is presently conducting a research project on “Attitudes toward music ensemble participation in grades 5-12.” Research data will be presented at various state music association music conferences during the 2010-2011 school year.
Brent Yorgason is an Associate Professor at Marietta College, where he teaches music theory, aural skills, and music history. He has previously taught at Indiana University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. He recieved his Ph.D. in music theory from Indiana University; his dissertation is entitled "Dispersal, Downbeat Space, and Metric Drift: Aspects of Expressive Timing and Meter." In addition to studies of meter and performance, Brent's research interests include such diverse topics as Schenkerian analysis, machine metaphors in music, minimalism and postminimalism, music technology, and hymnology.
Brent is the Managing Editor of Music Theory Online, chair of the Technology Committee for Music Theory Midwest, and serves on the Networking committee of the Society for Music Theory. He has also worked extensively as a computer programmer, developing music pedagogical software such as ETDrill (ear training software), Music Fundamentals Online, the Variations Audio Timeliner, and other tools for the Variations2 digital music library project at Indiana University.
Brent teaches music theory, aural skills, music history, music fundamentals, jazz history, world music, orchestration, and composition.
Merewyn Brasington is the current staff pianist at Marietta College. She holds a B.M. in piano performance from East Texas Baptist University where she studied with Randall Sulton. She received her M.M. in collaborative piano from Baylor University where she was a student of Elvia Puccinelli. Ms. Brasington studied German Lieder at the University of Vienna in 2003. She was the winner of the 1998 Northwest Civic Orchestra Young Artist Competition, soloist with the Baylor Symphonic Band, and has traveled internationally accompanying several university choirs.
Merewyn is a private piano instructor at Marietta College and also teaches Aural Skills I and II along with her accompanying duties for the choirs and instrumental and vocal applied students.
Dr. David Tadlock teaches Applied Private Voice, Diction for Singers, Music Appreciation, and Music Fundamentals. A baritone singer, pianist, composer, and stage director/vocal coach for local and regional opera and musical theater productions, Dr. Tadlock works closely with Marietta College's Department of Theater to prepare singers for musical theater roles, and often conducts the pit orchestra for performances.
He holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Indiana University's School of Music, and both a Master’s and Doctorate in performance from The University of Connecticut at Storrs.
Additional graduate studies were taken at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Indiana University in Bloomington, and Washington University in St. Louis. Previous faculty positions include North Dakota State University, The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, Goshen College in northern Indiana, and Clayton State University in Atlanta. He is a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), Actors Equity Association, and the music honorary society Pi Kappa Lambda.
Dr. Tadlock is the founder and director of The Genesis Theater Project, a summer musical theater group in Athens, Ohio. Originally conceived as a group for high school and college students, The Genesis Theater Project is now entering its sixth year and has expanded to include full adult casts as well as occasional children's ensembles. The group most recently performed Jason Howland's 2005 musical "Little Women," and Stephen Schwartz's award-winning musical, "Pippin."Dr. Tadlock has also worked as a guest stage director for productions at Ohio University (Britten's opera, "Albert Herring" in 2001), Rio Grande University (Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" in 2005), Athens High School ("The Man Who Came to Dinner" and "The Secret Garden" in 2001 and 2002), and Tarleton State University in Texas ("Opera, Etc." in 2003).
Professional solo appearances and opera/musical theater roles include performances with the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Theater Factory St. Louis, the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, The MUNY Theater in St. Louis, Connecticut Opera Express, and Augusta State University in Georgia. He most recently appeared on stage in a 2005 production of Stephen Schwartz's Children of Eden, in which he played the role of God.
Dr. Tadlock lives in Athens, Ohio, with his wife and daughter. He is the choir director for the Athens First Presbyterian Church, where several of his most recent choral compositions have had their first performances.