Angel M. Vázquez-Ramos, Ph.D.

Office: Music Building 104

Phone: 661.654.6998


Angel M. Vázquez-Ramosa native of Carolina, Puerto Rico is Director of Choral & Vocal Studies and Associate Professor of Music at California State University, Bakersfield. He teaches undergraduate courses in music education, choral conducting, and conducts the University Singers, Women’s Choir, and Chamber Singers while maintaining an active schedule as guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician statewide and the western region.

Before completing his doctoral studies at Florida State University, Vázquez-Ramos taught secondary choral music at Pinellas County Schools in the Tampa Bay Area. Previous music director positions have included congregations in both Florida and California. Serving as the Ethnic & Multicultural Perspectives chair on the California Choral Directors Association Board, Dr. Vázquez-Ramos also keeps current memberships in the following professional organizations: American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE).

He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education at the University of Puerto Rico. Studying with Judy Bowers, Rodney Eichenberger, Kevin Fenton and André Thomas, he holds Master of Music Education and Ph.D. in Music Education degrees from Florida State University. Research interests include: teacher preparation, rehearsal techniques, adolescent choirs, and ethnic choral music. Dr. Vázquez-Ramos has presented nationally and 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.