Monek appointed to national committee for tenure guidelines

Marietta College's Dr. Daniel G. Monek has been appointed to serve on a national committee for tenure guidelines for the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO).

"I am very pleased to be able to serve the choral profession in this capacity," said Monek, Division Coordinator of Arts & Humanities and Chair of the Edward E. MacTaggart Music Department. "The work of this committee will hopefully make the job of tenure and promotion committees at institutions across the United States much easier when it comes to evaluating the creative output of ensemble conductors more equitably."

Monek said NCCO's goal for the national committee is to create a set of national guidelines that can be accessed by tenure committees to define appropriate activities for promotion and tenure consideration of college and university choral conductors.

The other committee members are Dr. David DeVenney from West Chester University, the Rev. Charles Jurgenmeier from Loyola of Chicago, Dr. William Bausano from Miami (Ohio) University and chairperson Dr. Bonnie Borshay Sneed from Texas A&M-Commerce. The committee will present its work to the membership of NCCO at the national convention at Yale University from Nov. 5-7.

NCCO exists to serve the specific needs of university and collegiate choral conductors by providing a national forum for their choruses to perform, by offering lectures and promoting repertoire suitable to their interests, and by aiding in their professional development and program growth through performance as well as scholarly and research opportunities.