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William E. Griffel

Director of Purdue Musical Organizations

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William E. Griffel is the Albert P. Stewart Director of Purdue Musical Organizations and the Jack Calhoun Director of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club. William has served as a guest conductor and collaborator with Purdue University Bands, the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Men's Chorus, Indianapolis Children's Choir, the Indiana State FFA Chorus, the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, the La Porte Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Wayne Symphony Orchestra.

William has traveled both nationally and internationally as a director and performer throughout Europe, the Baltics, the UK and Central America. He is sought after as an adjudicator, clinician and vocal coach for choral programs across the United States. As a vocalist, William has performed professionally with some of the most nationally and internationally recognized performing organizations and has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1997.

His voice can also be heard on many commercial and professional recordings by some of the most recognizable publishing companies in the United States, such as Warner Brothers, GIA Publications, Hal Leonard Publications, G. Schirmer and Hinshaw Press.

William received his bachelor's degree in music education and vocal performance from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He received a master's degree in vocal performance and a performance certificate in vocal performance from DePaul University.

In 2015 and 2016, William was selected as a quarterfinalist for the prestigious Grammy's Music Educator Award from the Grammy Foundation in Los Angeles, which was created to bring attention and recognition to the teaching profession and to school music teachers across the country.