William GriffelWilliam Griffel

Director of Purdue Musical Organizations

William E. Griffel is thrilled to be serving as the Director of Purdue Musical Organizations at Purdue University, as well as the Director of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club.

William has served as a guest conductor and collaborator with the Purdue University Bands and Lafayette Symphony Orchestra. He has traveled both nationally and internationally as a director and performer, including leading three ensembles from Purdue Musical Organizations through four European countries in the spring of 2013. He is a two-time nominee for the prestigious GRAMMY’s Music Educator Award from the Grammy Foundation.

As a vocalist, William has performed with the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus, Indianapolis Children’s Chorus, the Indiana State FFA Chorus, the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and La Porte Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing professionally with nationally and internationally recognized organizations, William is an avid barbershopper. William’s voice can be heard on current and professional recordings by nationally-recognized companies such as Warner Brothers, GIA Publications, Hal Leonard Publicates, G. Shirmer and Hinshaw Press.

William earned his bachelor’s degree in music education and vocal performance from Viterboro University in LaCrosse, Wis. He went on to earn a master’s degree in vocal performance and a performance certificate in vocal performance from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

William resides in Lafayette, IN. with his beautiful wife Stephanie and their children Chelsea, Rae, Wil and Josie.

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