Raul Dominguez

Associate Director of Choral Studies; Assistant Professor of Music


  • Professional
  • Biography
  • Personal


  • Bachelor of Music, Music Education, Oklahoma City University, 2012
  • Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance, Oklahoma City University, 2012
  • Master of Music, Choral Conducting, Ithaca College, 2019
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Choral Conducting and Literature, University of Colorado Boulder, 2022

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Choral Repertoire of the United Mexican States
  • Movement Rehearsal Techniques
  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
  • Anti-Racist Pedagogy
  • Conducting
  • Choral Music Education

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • TMEA, Midwest ACDA, Northwest ACDA, NCCO, Nosotres Existimos: Mexican Choral Repertoire and Resources
  • University of Texas, Nosotres Existimos: Mexican Choral Repertoire and Resources, Rio Grande Valley
  • GALA Webinar, SWACDA, Choral Music and Storytelling: Building Engagement Through Program Flow with Dr. Matthew Myers
  • CMEA, CoACDA, Oklahoma City University, Enhancing Musicianship Through Movement
  • CMEA, Voices, Meaning, and Rotisserie Chicken- Developing Tenor/Bass Singers with Julia Dale


  • Shared Visions 2024 Commission, Ars Nova Singers, “The Rings of your Heart”
  • Choral Composer Amplify Project Award, 2022
  • Future of Music Faculty Fellowship, Cleveland Institute of Music and the Sphinx Organization, 2021

Professional Memberships/Organizations

  • American Choral Directors Association
  • National Association for Music Education


Raul Dominguez is the Associate Director of Choral Studies at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in the Tacoma, WA area where he leads their University Chorale, University Singers, and teaches courses in Secondary Methods and the Conducting sequence. He is also the Associate Conductor for Choral Union, PLU’s community ensemble. His research focus is the choral music of the United Mexican States and seeks to provide choral directors the necessary means to create artful performances of this repertoire.

Prior to PLU, he served as the Director of Choral Activities at Regis University, in Denver, CO, where he conducted the Regis University Singers, led the Voice Area, mentored music education students, and taught a Fine Arts course, Mexican Music: Purpose & Identity. During his time in Denver, he also led Timberline, the elementary segment of Denver Children’s Choir alongside fabulous musicians, Festival Chorus at CU Boulder, and was the Associate Artistic Director of the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus.

In 2022, Raul graduated with his Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting and Literature from CU Boulder with Dr. Gregory Gentry and Dr. Elizabeth Swanson. Prior, he earned his Master of Music from Ithaca College in New York in 2019 where he studied with Dr. Janet Galván. He taught at Clear Lake High School for four years in his hometown of Houston, TX after graduating from Oklahoma City University with his Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance with Dr. Randi von Ellefson and Judith Willoughby. His ensembles have sung with the Houston Symphony, Houston Chamber Choir, at Carnegie Hall, on the balcony of the Colorado State Capitol for the inauguration of Governor Jared Polis, and alongside RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 winner, Yvie Oddly.

Raul lives in the beautiful Tacoma, WA area with his wonderful husband Kevin and their two cats, Luci and Ahsoka.


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