Angel M. Vázquez-Ramos

Director of Choral & Vocal Studies
California State University, Bakersfield

Phone: (661) 654-6998

Angel M. Vázquez-Ramos, a native of Carolina, Puerto Rico is Assistant Professor and Director of Choral & Vocal Studies at California State University, Bakersfield. He teaches undergraduate courses in music education, choral conducting, and conducts the University Singers and Chamber Singers. Before his appointment to CSUB, he served as Director of Choral Music Education at Chapman University from 2010 to 2015.

Before completing his doctoral studies at Florida State University, Dr. Vázquez-Ramos taught secondary choral music for seven years in Pinellas County Schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He previously held positions in churches in both Largo and Tallahassee, Florida, and San Clemente, California. His research interests include: teacher preparation, rehearsal techniques, adolescent choirs, and assessment in music education. He is currently serving on the CCDA Board as the College and University Repertoire & Standards chair and previously served on the board as Youth and Student Activities chair.

Dr. Vázquez-Ramos is a member of the American Choral Directors Association and NAfME: National Association for Music Education. He completed his Bachelors of Music Education degree at the University of Puerto Rico.  In addition, he received a Masters in Music Education and Ph.D. in Music Education/Choral Conducting at Florida State University where he studied with André J. Thomas, Rodney Eichenberger, Judy K. Bowers, and Kevin A. Fenton. He has published articles on assessment in music education and teacher preparation in the Journal of Research in Music Education, the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing and the Florida Music Director.