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Dean Luethi Biography

Dean Luethi

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Dr. Dean Luethi is an Associate Professor and Director of the School of Music at Washington State University in Pullman. In addition to his administrative duties Dean directs the Tenor/Bass Choir and teaches applied theory. Prior to his work at WSU, Dean worked as a Visiting Instructor at the University of South Florida in Tampa and Director of Choirs at Luxemburg-Casco High School and Lombardi Middle School.

Dean received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Music and Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and his Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

He has guest conducted or presented research in India, Cuba, New Foundland, Hawaii, Austria, and Poland. He is sought after as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician and has been published in Choral Journal and Music Educators Journal. His first book Aligning Voices: Exercise to Build Choral Musicianship will be released in spring of 2019 by GIA Publications. He is currently working on a virtual choral conducting series for the National Choir Council of the National Association for Music Educators to be distributed to choral conductors in India.