Jeremy Gussin, bass-baritone, is a doctoral student in voice studying under Andreas Poulimenos at Indiana University. He completed undergraduate studies in music education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC). While at UWEC, Gussin performed as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and sang with the DownBeat Award-winning Jazz Ensemble 1 under the direction of Bob Baca. He also composed for and student-conducted the Singing Statesmen. A strong proponent of contemporary popular music, Gussin participated as a panelist in a discussion on vocal jazz and contemporary a cappella at the national American Choral Directors Association convention in 2013. He has been seen in several roles with IU Opera Theater, most recently as George Benton in Heggie's Dead Man Walking and Zuniga in Carmen during their 2015-2016 season. Additionally, he has performed as a soloist for the Singing Hoosiers and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble under the direction of the late Dr. Stephen Zegree. He works as a studio session singer for Aire Born Studios in Zionsville, IN, and will be an Associate Instructor in Secondary Voice at Indiana next spring.