Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Voice
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 of Horrors), in addition to work at the keys for shows such as Into the Woods, Murder Ballad, The Last Five Years, Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He recently joined the Olivier-nominated The Choir of Man for their final three weeks of residency at Playhouse Square in 2021.
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. 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. In 2020 he served as vocal music director for the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, and in 2022 was music director at Festival 56. A student of Andreas Poulimenos, he completed his doctorate in music with research on contemporary musical theatre repertoire for the bass voice.