lEADERS of smo
The Singing Men of Ohio are unique in the way our leadership functions. Operating both as a School of Music ensemble and a Student Organization there are many opportunities for leadership.
music Director - Dr. Bradley Naylor
Dr. Bradley Naylor joined Ohio University in the Fall of 2017 as the School of Music's Director of Choral Activities. He is the conductor of both The Singing Men of Ohio and the University Singers. Dr. Naylor also serves as Assistant Professor of Conducting. He traveled
extensively and lived throughout the United States before migrating to small town Athens, Ohio, performing in Scotland, England, Wales, Croatia, China, and beyond.
Dr. Naylor hails from Houston, Texas. He received his bachelor of arts in music from Brown University, graduating magna cum laude. He earned his masters in choral conducting from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Yale University School of Music. While there, he studied with Marguerite Brooks Simon Carrington.
Before Dr. Naylor started his time at Ohio University, he was the Director of Choral Music at Kentucky Wesleyan College. While at the University of Georgia, he was Assistant Professor and director of The Men's and Women's Glee Clubs in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.
For more information, you can find his professional website here.
collaborative Pianist - stephanie mccool
Stephanie McCool is a collaborative piano graduate student at Ohio University. For her assistantship, she teaches class piano and accompanies The Singing Men of Ohio and student soloists.
Stephanie is a graduate of Capital University. She has studied piano for over ten years, having experience in solo performance, piano four-hands, and accompanying for soloists and large groups. She has taught private lessons to beginner to intermediate pianists. She also has a background in business and marketing, and has planned/hosted recitals for her past piano studios, teaching her students to the best of her ability.
The Executive Board are a group of students elected by the ensemble to carry our various tasks and take on responsibilities for the group. They meet weekly and run all Student Organization operations in collaboration with the Music Director.
Student Music Director
Selected by the Music Director, the Student Music Director helps lead the ensemble during section rehearsals and while the Director is away. The position is not always filled. It is at the discretion of the Music Director to appoint a Student Music Director or not.
The Student Music Director for 2021-2022 is Benjamin Eisenhour
Section Leaders are also selected by the Music Director. Section Leaders are responsible for leading sectional rehearsals as well as taking attendance at all rehearsals, performances, and functions.
The 2021-2022 Section Leaders: