Pearl M. Taylor Associate Professor of Music
B.A., Macalester College
M.M., University of Minnesota
D.M.A., University of Iowa
Marc Falk directs the Concert Choir, Crimson and Gold, Men's Honor Choir Festival, and musical theater productions and teaches music history and music appreciation. In addition to his duties at Coe, Dr. Falk is active as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest. A graduate of Macalester College (St. Paul, MN), Dr. Falk completed his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Minnesota and received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting and Pedagogy from The University of Iowa. His teachers include Timothy Stalter, Kathy Saltzman Romey, and Thomas Lancaster.
Dr. Falk's current research interests center on Venezuelan choral music, musical nationalism, and specifically the work of the Venezuelan composer Juan Bautista Plaza. Dr. Falk is interested in bringing more of Venezuela's choral music to the United States through both performance and the publication of new editions.
In addition to his conducting and scholarly activities, Dr. Falk maintains an active performing career. He performs recitals, both solo and with the Coe College Baroque Chamber Ensemble, and performed in the 2007 Carnegie Hall Choral Workshop, under the direction of Helmuth Rilling.