faculty name

Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice
D.M., Indiana University

Jeremy Gussin

faculty nameVisiting Assistant Professor of Voice

D.M., Indiana University
M.M., Indiana University
B.M.E, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Hailed for his "sonorously good voice," Peruvian-American Jeremy Gussin has been seen recently in operatic roles with Dubuque Symphony, Winter Opera St. Louis, and Opera Quad Cities. Favorite musical theatre roles have included Kevin Rosario ("In the Heights"), Voice of Audrey II ("Little Shop"), in addition to work at the keys for shows such as "Into the Woods," "Murder Ballad," "The Last Five Years" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." He recently joined the runaway international hit "The Choir of Man" for their final three weeks of residency at Playhouse Square in September.

As a session vocalist he has been active in the Indianapolis area since 2013, recording over 400 choral demos for clients such as Hal Leonard, Alfred and Beckenhorst Press. His professional music career began at 19 as the director and bass of The Offbeats, the Iowa State Fair Talent Search Champions. With the vocal quintet he had the opportunity to open for Simon Estes and Dennis Edwards & The Temptations Revue while pursuing a degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

A proponent of contemporary a cappella, his love for close harmony led him to present at the 2013 National ACDA convention in Dallas, Texas. In the past decade he has directed vocal ensembles who have had the opportunity to coach with and perform for members of Accent, Take 6, Deke Sharon, Home Free, m-pact, the New York Voices and the late Steve Zegree. Soloists and guest performers through his a cappella exploits have included winners of Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, multiple Downbeat Award Winners, June Lee and more. His arrangements have been performed in Argentina, Australia, France, England, across the United States, and viewed online over 600,000 times. He also had the opportunity to provide demo recordings and supplementary arrangements for Joshua Weiss’s "Perfect Harmony," available through Concord Theatricals.

During his extended stay at Indiana University, Gussin performed nine roles with IU Opera and was in over 120 concerts through his associations with groups like the Singing Hoosiers, Vocal Jazz Ensembles, Crimson Cadence and the African American Choral Ensemble. Last summer he served as vocal music director for the Bigfork Summer Playhouse. He finished his time at Indiana University in a trinity of departments as lecturer both in voice (IUPU-Indianapolis), musical theatre history (Jacobs School of Music) and music assistant/pianist for IU Musical Theatre. A student of Andreas Poulimenos, he completed his doctorate in music with research on contemporary musical theatre repertoire for the bass voice.