Dr. Timothy Westerhaus

Timothy Westerhaus is the director of choirs and vocal studies at Gonzaga University, where he also serves as music department chair. He is conductor of the professional chamber chorus, Spokane Kantorei, and artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, Washington. He has conducted collegiate and professional ensembles in the United States, Europe, Colombia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and he recently completed a South Korean residency as a Conducting Fellow of the International Conductor Exchange Program. As an educator, Dr. Westerhaus teaches courses in conducting, choral methods, and sacred music at Gonzaga University. He serves as President-Elect of the Northwest American Choral Directors Association. As a tenor, he sings in the Oregon Bach Festival Berwick Chorus and has sung under Helmuth Rilling, Matthew Halls, John Butt, Jeffrey Kahane, and Craig Hella Johnson. As a solo pianist he performs recitals, and he leads Baroque performances from the harpsichord. Dr. Westerhaus received his master and doctoral degrees in choral conducting from Boston University, where he studied with Ann Howard Jones, and he received his bachelor’s degree in sacred music from the University of Saint Thomas, where he studied with Angela Broeker.