Dean Luethi


Chair, Region 2; Member, Board of Directors
Elected November 2020; term ends November 2021

Dean Luethi serves as the Director of the School of Music, Director of Choral Activities, and Associate Professor at Washington State University (WSU). Before coming to WSU, Professor Luethi was a high/middle school choir and musical theatre director in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area. He also served as a visiting instructor at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Known for his work as a choral pedagogue, Professor Luethi has presented research, workshops, or conducted choirs at festivals, conferences, and competitions in the United States, India, China, Cuba, Canada, Austria, Poland, and Germany. He is published in Choral Journal and Music Educator’s Journal. As part of his service to the National Choir Council of NAFME, Professor Luethi works with and has prepared a virtual choral conducting series for choral conductors in India. His book Aligning Voices: Exercises to Build Choral Musicianship is available through GIA Publications.

Professor Luethi received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Music from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign, a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Music Education from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.

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Posted December 2020