Marlene Metz Hartzler, Music Director

Marlene Metz Hartzler began her career as Music Director at North Unitarian Universalist Congregation in 2003.  She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from The Ohio State University and a Master of Music degree in flute performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Marlene’s distinguished music training has also developed her impressive artistry on guitar and voice.  Notably, throughout Marlene’s career, she has taught private flute lessons as well as music and movement classes for young children.  Currently, she is well-known throughout the greater Columbus area as a performer of music for kids at venues that include recreation centers and community festivals.

Marlene’s deep passion and commitment to music inspire the NUUC Adult Choir every Sunday with their electric performances.  She strives to create a meaningful atmosphere for worship with outstanding and exciting music.

Marlene is also the mother to two beautiful children, Prescott and Rosemary.  She and her husband Bryan live in Galena and enjoy hobbies including pottery, organic gardening, telemark skiing, and cooking with tofu.


Wade Jones, Pianist

Wade Jones joined us as our congregation’s pianist in the fall of 2007.  Wade  has training in classical music from the conservatory at the University of Cincinnati.  He also holds a degree in Jazz Studies from the Ohio State University.  Most recently, Wade served as Interim Pianist at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus.  He teaches private piano students, and enjoys composing jazz settings for traditional hymn tunes.





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