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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Dean Luethi

Office: Kimbrough 441
School of Music
Washington State University
PO Box 645300
Pullman, WA 99164-5300
Phone: (509) 335-4813

Director of Choral Activities, Professor of Music, Applied Theory

Dr. Dean Luethi serves as the Director of Choral Activities, Professor, and former Director of the School of Music at Washington State University. He directs the WSU Concert Choir, WSU Chamber Singers, and teaches first year applied theory. Dr. Luethi received degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, University of South Florida in Tampa, and University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. Before pursuing advanced degrees, Dean was a high/middle school choir and musical theatre director in the Green Bay area.  

Known for his work as a choral pedagogue, Dean has presented research, workshops, or conducted choirs at regional and national festivals, conferences, and competitions in the US, India, China, Cuba, Canada, Austria, Poland, and Germany. He is published in the Choral Journal and Music Educators Journal. Dean has served as the chair of the NAFME Council for Choral Education and held state and regional offices for ACDA. His books, A Quick Start Guide to Choral Singing and Aligning Voices: Exercises to Build Choral Musicianship, are available through GIA Publications. 

Dean lives with his wife in Pullman, WA. In his free time Dean enjoys amateur photography, woodworking, and spending time with their cat, Crash, and dog, Dexter. 

For information on Dean’s Fellowship project entitled “Washington Sings!” click here.