Dr. Angel M. Vazquez-Ramos
- 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 of Choral Music at Chapman University, is a native of Carolina, Puerto Rico. He teaches undergraduate courses in music education and conducts the University Women's Choir. In addition, he conducts the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and supervises secondary music student teachers. Dr. Vázquez-Ramos is founder and director of the
Chapman University Summer Choral Music Camp. 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. In addition, he worked as director of music ministries in churches in both Largo and Tallahassee, Florida. His research interest includes: teacher
preparation, rehearsal techniques, adolescent choirs, and assessment in music
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, 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).