» Dr. Angel M. Vazquez-Ramos
Assistant Professor

College of Performing Arts; Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
Dr. Angel M. Vazquez-Ramos
Director of Music Education, Choral Emphasis
Office Location:
Bertea Hall 207A
(714) 289-3562
University of Puerto Rico - Piedras, Bachelor of Music
Florida State University, Master of Music
Florida State University, Ph.D.

Angel M. Vázquez-Ramos, Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Music Education at Chapman University, is a native of Carolina, Puerto Rico. He teaches undergraduate courses in music education, conducts the University Women’s Choir, and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, which he established in 2011. In addition, he supervises secondary music student teachers. Dr. Vázquez-Ramos is founder and director of the Chapman University Choral Music Camp. He is currently serving on the California ACDA Board as the Youth and Student Activities Chair. Before completing his doctoral studies at Florida State University, he 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 is currently serving as Director of Worship Arts in San Clemente, California. His research interests include: teacher preparation, rehearsal techniques, adolescent choirs, and assessment in music education.

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, Magna Cum Laude.  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 Choral Journal and the Florida Music Director.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Nápoles, J. & Vázquez-Ramos, A. (2013). Perceptions of time spent in teacher talk: A comparison among self-estimates, peer estimates, and actual time. Journal of Research in Music Education, 60(4), 452-461.
Nápoles, J., Babb, S., Bowers, J., Garrett, M., & Vázquez-Ramos, A. (2013). Critical thinking in the choral rehearsal: An initial study of approaches to teacher training. International Journal in Choral Singing, 4(2), 105-116.
Vázquez-Ramos, A. (2010). Backward design and formative assessment: Tools to improve student achievement in choral music. Florida Music Director, 63(8).