Faculty and Staff

Lauren Fowler-Calisto

Professor • Department of Music

Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto is Assistant Professor and newly appointed Director of Choral Activities at William Paterson University. She conducts the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, and teaches conducting and courses in music education. Prior to her position at William Paterson she served as the Associate Director of Choral Activities in the School of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi Before that, she served for fifteen years as the Director of Choral Studies at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA where she conducted the CNU Chamber Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Men’s Chorus, and taught graduate and undergraduate conducting, as well as applied voice and vocal improvisation. Previous positions include Associate Director of Choirs and Specialist in Choral Music Education and Vocal Jazz at Iowa State University, as well as the University of South Dakota and St. Norbert College. Dr. Fowler-Calisto received her Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Choral Conducting with a cognate in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. She also holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, and a Master of Music in Performance degree in conducting from the University of Arizona.

Professional Interests

Professional Conducting, Vocal Performance in both Classical & Jazz Genres, and Research in Voice Science Pedagogy.

Other Interests

Touring and World Travel, Student Engagement in the world-at-large, and music teaching pedagogy. Recruitment and Building of WP Voice Program.

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DA Choral Conducting–Music Performance, University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO


Choral Conducting, Vocal Pedagogy, Voice Science, Ear-Training

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Notable Courses Taught

Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Beginning Ear-Training, Advanced Choral Conducting, Honors Courses, Undergraduate Research, Applied Voice & Jazz Improvisation, Vocal Pedagogy and Voice Science, Supervision of Student Teachers.

By appointment