Dr. Dean Luethi serves as the Director of Choral Activities and Director of the School of Music at Washington State University. He received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Music Education from the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and his Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Music from the University of Illinois–Urbana/Champaign. Before working at WSU, Luethi was a high/middle school choir and musical theatre director in the Green Bay (WI) School District. He also served as a visiting instructor at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Known for his work as a choral pedagogue, Luethi has presented research and workshops at festivals, conferences, and competitions in the United States, China, Cuba, Canada, Austria, Poland, Germany, and India. He is a frequent clinician, adjudicator, and presenter and is published in Choral Journal and Music Educator’s Journal. As part of his service to the National Choir Council of NAfME, Luethi works with and has prepared a virtual choral conducting series for choral conductors in India. He serves as the Chair for the NAFME Council for Choral Education.