David Tadlock

Adjunct Professor
BA-Music, Indiana University; MA-Performance, University of Connecticut; Ph.D.-Performance,University of Connecticut
Year Appointed


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.

In addition to his degrees, he has taken graduate classes at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Indiana University, and Washington University in St. Louis. Previous faculty positions include North Dakota State University, The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, Goshen College in 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, for young actors and singers ages 15 through 23. He has also worked as guest stage director for recent productions at Ohio University, Rio Grande University, Athens High School, and Tarleton State University in Texas.

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.