With over twenty years of experience, Mark Myers is a nationally recognized choral conductor and music educator. He has previously served on the choral faculty of Anima Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus, Chicago Choir Academy, Uniting Voices Chicago, Esperanza High School and Waubonsie Valley High School. Mr. Myers is honored to be a part of the esteemed music program at Lafayette Jefferson High School, in his home state of Indiana directing The First Edition, A Cappella, and Varsity Singers.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from North Central College, a Master of Music in Music Education from Northwestern University, and has completed doctoral coursework in Choral Conducting and Ethnomusicology at UCLA. He is highly sought after as a guest choral conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States.
Miss Marianne Marten will be directing Expressions and Accents at Jefferson High School. Miss Marten comes to us from Butler University, where she was active in the choirs, vocal jazz and Butler Opera Theatre—most recently, as Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. She completed her student teaching at Plainfield High School.
John Satterfield is the choral director of CSN and teaches courses in piano. John received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Illinois State University and his graduate degree from Eastern Illinois University. John has taught vocal music in several schools throughout Illinois and Indiana for the past 25 years and has served as a vocal clinician at several music festivals and show choir competitions.
In 1991, Mr. Satterfield studied opera performance throughout Germany and Austria. Mr. Satterfield has performed in several operas, operettas, musicals, and appeared as a soloist for several major oratorios. He has performed the roles of Albert Herring in the opera Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten, Basilio in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Nanki-Poo in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, John Adams in 1776 and most recently as Prof. Harold Hill in the Civic Under the Stars’ production of The Music Man.