Purdue Varsity Glee Club - Traditions - Directors of The Purdue Varsity Glee Club

Directors of The Purdue Varsity Glee Club

  • Cyrus Dadswell - 1893 - organist, first director of The Purdue Varsity Glee Club
  • The Men's Glee Club went through five directors in the first five years of existence.
  • E.J. Wotawa - 1910 - student, took over directing
  • Paul and Helen Smith - 1920 - 1927
  • Al Stewart - 1932-1974 - First full time director, founded Purdue Musical organizations, acquired costumes, staff, and rehearsal space.
  • Bill Luhman - 1974-1982 - Purdue Bells started under his direction
  • William Allen - 1982-1989
  • Brian Breed - 1989-2007 - conducted many tours and spread the Purdue Varsity Glee Club's reputation
  • Gerritt J. Vandermeer - Jan 2008 - May 2008 (Interim) This Glee Club alumnus led the group on its international trip to South Africa.
  • William E. Griffel - June 2008–present

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