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Assistant Professor of Music
Dean Luethi is an Assistant Professor of Music in the College of Liberal Arts at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington where he directs the University Singers and VoJazz (The University's Vocal Jazz Ensemble). In addition, Dean teaches choral music methods, studio voice and supervises student teachers. Prior to his work at WSU, Dean worked as a Visiting Instructor at the University of South Florida in Tampa and as a public school teacher in the Green Bay public school system in Wisconsin.
Currently finishing his dissertation on Ralph Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony, Dean is working toward his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Music and Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of South Florida in Tampa and his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He has studied under such renowned conductors as: Richard Zielinski, Robert Summer, Dale Warland, Joseph Flummerfelt, Chet Alwes, Miroslav Popsavov, Donald Schleicher, Fred Stoltzfus and Eduardo Diazmunoz.
Dean is sought after as a guest conductor, adjudicator, clinician and soloist and has served as conducting apprentice for the Master Choral of Tampa Bay under the artistic direction of Richard Zielinski. He has also served as assistant conductor for the Richard Zielinski Singers, section leader for the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria and assistant conductor for In Terra Pax, an international choral festival held annually in Miedzyzdroje, Poland.
This May 2012, Dean will travel to Cuba as a member of the International Conductors exchange Program organized by the American Choral directors Association.