New artist Marc Medley is not new to music as he studied classical piano from the age of 8-18. He has performed with jazz bands, the Air Force Choir at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois, church choirs and numerous solo artists. He has opened performances for various artists at Newark Symphony Hall, in Newark NJ. GO UP ON THE THIRD LIMB is Mr. Medley's first foray into the recorded musical arena. It is an instrumental jazz CD with all of the songs written and produced by him. All of the instruments are also played by Mr. Medley. It is a smooth jazz CD that is now used for the background music during The Reading Circle Talk Radio Program on WP88.7 FM and www.gobrave.org. The show can be heard on Saturday mornings at 6:00 a.m. ET. In fact, the new theme song for The Reading Circle is track number two Attractive Distraction. It has been said that it is a great "After 4" compilation. I'm sure you'll agree.
Marc attended the William Paterson College in Wayne, N.J. where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and holds a Master in Corporate and Organizational Communications Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Master in Educational Leadership(M.Ed)from William Paterson University.
He is listed in the 9th Edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Marquis Who's Who in America 54th Edition 2000, Marquis Who's Who in the East, Marquis Who's Who Among Emerging Leaders, and Marquis Who's Who American High School Students 1980. He has received numerous awards including the Alpha Man of the Year Award, New Jersey Air National Guard Outstanding Soldier of the Year Award, State of NJ Department of Education 2003 Governor's Teacher Recognition Teacher of the Year Award, 2004 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Z-HOPE Community Service Award and Paterson City Council Citations for his work with the youth of Paterson. He is the recipient of the first Younity Reviewer Guild Disilgold Soul Magazine Award for "Most Popular" Literary Radio Show Host of the Year and "Best" Literary Radio Show of 2004, and the 2007 James A Dykes Sr. Education Award presented by the Rotary Club of Paterson Club #70, District #7490
Mr. Medley is the recent recipient of the William Paterson University 2009 Maltese Award for Best Speech Based Program on WP88.7 FM, The Reading Circle with Marc Medley.