Jeremy Gussin, bass-baritone, is currently finishing his doctorate under Andreas Poulimenos at Indiana University. Opera highlights at Indiana have included roles in Menotti’s The Last Savage, Verdi’s Falstaff, Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, and Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas. He made his professional operatic debut as the Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butterfly this past summer with Utah Festival Opera, where he also covered the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance. As a four-year member of the IU Singing Hoosiers he arranged their opener for the Australia Tour in 2014 and directed small ensembles for 3 years. During his graduate studies he made additional vocal appearances with the IU Vocal Jazz Ensemble, IUnison, Conductor’s Chorus, Concentus, African-American Choral Ensemble and Butler Vocal Jazz. He has served as panelist and arranger at the National ACDA Conference and the North Central ACDA conference, respectively. A multi-faceted musician, his professional activities include work as a session singer with Aire Born Studios (Indianapolis, IN), bass vocalist for Schola Cantorum (Brazil, IN), vocal arrangements for collegiate and high school choirs, accompanying, and teaching private voice. Interest areas include transcribing/transposing repertoire into suitable keys for the beginning low voice and exploring how elements of various diverse musical pursuits and styles can be paired together in aiding the studio development of a vocal musician.