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Marc Zyla

Marc Zyla

Director of Community Engagement

Marc Zyla joined WVIK, Quad Cities NPR in May 2022 as the Director of Community Engagement. Prior to that Zyla had been the Director of Education and Community Engagement with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, where he continues to perform as Principal Horn. Zyla believes that there is something for everyone in public radio and brings passion and creativity to his position as Director of Community Engagement.

During the COVID-19 pandemic Zyla launched, “Because…”, a podcast based on a children’s book by Mo Willems in which he serves as the host and producer.

Marc earned a bachelor’s degree in Musical Arts from West Virginia University, a master’s degree in Horn Performance from Carnegie Mellon University, and has completed doctoral course work in Horn Performance and Literature at the University of Illinois.

Aside from his work at WVIK, Zyla is a lover of the outdoors, and you’ll frequently see him kayaking the rivers of the Quad Cities or rafting the whitewater of southern West Virginia. Zyla resides in Rock Island with his lovely wife, Rachel, and their pack of rescue animals.