Faculty and Staff

Lauren P Fowler-Calisto

Associate Professor • Department of Music

Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto is Assistant Professor and 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.

Italian  Spanish  French 

Degrees

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

BM Choral & General Music Education, Concordia College Moorhead, MN

MM Choral Conducting–Music Performance, University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

Specialization

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

Licenses and Certifications

State Licensure for Choral & General Music attained through B.M. Degree in Music Education from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN 05/31/1986
PK-12 Choral & General Music Teaching Licensure, State of Minnesota State

State Licensure for Choral Music issued in Colorado after two full years of teaching in Oregon. Reciprocal Licensure Agreement 09/30/1990
PK-12 Choral Music Teaching Licensure, State of Colorado State

Full Licensure issued in Oregon after completion of State Requirements through Portland State University 08/31/1988
PK-12 Vocal Music Teaching Licensure, State of Oregon State

Representative Presentations


Bringing World Music into Ensemble Settings.
New Jersey Music Educators Annual Conference New Jersey Music Educators Association
Atlantic City, NJ 2020


Improved Choral Intonation Through Voice Matching
Texas Music Educators Association National Conference TMEA
San Antonio, TX 2018


Improved Choral Intonation Through Voice Matching: Enhancing Vocal Pedagogy in the Choral Rehearsal
NAfME Eastern Division Conference 2017 National Association for Music Education
Atlantic City, NJ 2017


Improved Choral Intonation Through Voice Matching: It's Not Magic . . . It's Science
MAP "Music Across the Pond" MAP–Formerly the "Cornish-American Song Institute"
Cornwall/Oxford, 2020


Improved Choral Intonation Through Voice Matching: It's Not Magic . . . It's Science
Texas Music Educators Association Conference TMEA
San Antonio, TX 2019

Awards and Honors

Alpha Chi Honors Society
Alpha Chi
04/01/2010

Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society
ODK
04/01/1986

Phi Mu Epsilon Music Honor Society
Phi Mu Epsilon
04/01/1986

Pi Kappa Lambda-Gamma Nu Chapter
Pi Kappa Lambda
04/01/2000

Media

NJ Choral Society’s interim artistic director discovers musical roots

Personal Interview for NJ Choral Society, published in several venues when selected as Interim Artistic Director.

NJ Choral Society’s interim artistic director discovers musical roots
http://www.van.org/articles/NJChoralSociety20200225.htm
Personal Interview for NJ Choral Society, published in several venues when selected as Interim Artistic Director.

Performances and Exhibits

WP Chamber Choir European Tour - Austria
Tour
WP Chamber Choir
Salzburg Dom, Melk Abbey, University of Vienna, St. Stephen's Cathedral

WP Opera, "Pirates of Penzance"
Opera
WP Opera & Chamber Choir
The Shea Center for the Performing Arts

WP Spring Choral Concert–Carmina Burana
Concert
WP Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Rosa L. Parks HS of Fine & Performing Arts Dance and Vocal Ensembles, Newark Boys Chorus School, Immaculate Heart of Mary Youth & Teen Choirs, Guest Soprano, Tenor and Baritone Soloists, WP Percussion and WP Pianists
The Shea Center for Performing Arts

Fellowships, Grants and Research

ESNCM Summer Residency
Contract

William Paterson University College of the Arts and Communication Center for Creative Activity & Research Summer 2017 Grant Program
Grant

Notable Courses Taught

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

177 Shea Center

By appointment