Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5434 USA
Dee Gauthier, professor of music at Western Michigan University, conducts the university women's chorus, Cantus Femina, and teaches graduate and undergraduate choral and general music education courses. She is the coordinator of intern teachers for the School of Music, and served as chair of the Professional Education Area for 11 years. She is a vocal and general music specialist having public/private classroom experience in Illinois at all levels with a K-8 emphasis.
Gauthier received the Bachelor of Science in music education from Eastern Illinois University and both the Master of Science and Doctor of Education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, National Collegiate Choral Organization, Michigan Music Educators Association, and Phi Delta Kappa, as well as Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, and Pi Kappa Lambda honor societies.
Her research interests include the use of children's literature in the elementary music class, rhythm development in first grade students, and issues surrounding women's choirs. She is recognized as a general music and vocal education clinician and has made presentations at international, national, regional, and local levels.