Dr. Mark W. Bartel, associate professor of music and director of choral music, has been with Friends University since 2005. Dr. Bartel conducts the Singing Quakers, Madrigal Choir, Women's Chorus and Choral Union. He also teaches in the areas of applied voice and conducting. He has held positions at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (N.Y.), University of Western Ontario and Canadian Mennonite University. His choirs have performed at Kansas Music Educators and regional American Choral Directors Association conventions and toured the United States, Canada and Germany. He also serves as the artistic director of the Wichita Chamber Chorale.