Glee Club Council

The Glee Club Council is a select group of leaders representing the Glee Club membership who coordinate recruitment, tours, social media, merchandise, and provide extra service to the Glee Club as needs arise.  

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2016-2017 Glee Club Council

  • Chairman of the Council - Nick Croston, Junior, Math & Economics, Sioux City IA
  • Director of Involvement & Head of Social Media - Zachary Chaplain, Senior, Management Information Systems, Bettendorf IA
  • Head of Recruitment - Jake Parks, Junior, Physics, Forest City IA
  • Head of Social Activities - Douglas Kennedy, Junior, Accounting, Clinton IA
  • Head of Traditions - Ryan Daisy, Junior, Math Ed. & Religion, Lake City IA
  • Director of Operations, Head of Finance - Daniel Tribble, Junior, Finance & Accounting, Marion IA
  • Co-Head of Tours & Head of Music - Jotham Polashek, Senior, Music Education,  Ames IA
  • Co-Head of Tours & Head of Merchandise & Apparel- Evan Jones, Junior, Marketing, Sioux City IA

Glee Club Director

Dr. Wiles joined the Glee Club in 2010.

Dr. Wiles joined the Glee Club in 2010.

John Len Wiles is in his seventh year as the director of the Varsity Men's Glee Club.  He is an Associate Professor of Choral Conducting at UNI where he also conducts the UNI Concert Chorale and Cantorei. In addition, he teaches choral conducting, choral literature and serves as the Artistic Director of the Northern Iowa Bach Cantata Series and vox peregrini. Dr. Wiles has led the Glee Club on tours throughout Iowa and internationally to Austria, Germany, Iceland, Norway, and Spain.  Dr. Wiles also produced the albums "Glee Club Master Collection," "Live from Spain," and "UNI Forever,"  built charitable collaborations for the Christmas Variety Show, created collaborations with the Panther Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, and led the charge to create the Christmas Village set, which was added to the Christmas Variety Show in 2013.   Click here to read his full bio.