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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) 335-3898

Director of the School of Music, Associate Professor of Music, Applied Theory

Dr. Dean Luethi serves as the Director of the School of Music, Director of Choral Activities, and Associate Professor at Washington State University. He received his BM in Vocal Music Education from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, his MM in Choral Conducting from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and his DMA in Choral Music from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. Before working at WSU, Dean was a high/middle school choir and musical theatre director in the Green Bay area. He also served as a visiting instructor at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Known for his work as a choral pedagogue, Dean has presented research, workshops, or conducted choirs at festivals, conferences, and competitions in the US, 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, Dean works with and has prepared a virtual choral conducting series for choral conductors in India. Dean’s book Aligning Voices: Exercises to Build Choral Musicianship is available through GIA Publications.

Dean lives with his wife, Ruth Boden, in Pullman, WA. In his free time Dean enjoys amateur photography and spending time with their two cats.