Michael Jorgensen

Emeriti

Retired Faculty in Music and Music - Vocal

Emeritus Professor Michael Jorgensen taught applied voice and other music-related courses at Gustavus from 1991-2019. Highlights of his performing career include fifteen years as a bass with the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers of Minnesota; soloing in world premiere works by composers Steve Heitzeg and Libby Larsen; singing the solo An die Musik by Schubert on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion; singing the first public performance of Dominick Argento's Three Sonnets of Petrarch; and soloing in the European premiere of the Stephen Paulus Holocaust oratorio To Be Certain of the Dawn. He treasures his performances with his wife Bonnie, especially the works of the Norwegian-American composer Theodora Cormontan (1840-1922). His happiest memories from Gustavus are the lessons he shared with wonderful Gustavus students and helping them find their voice.

Education

D.A. in Vocal Performance, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana; M.M. in Vocal Performance, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; B.M. in Vocal Performance, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana


Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-248 Voice 44 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-348 Voice 42 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-129 Voice Class 34 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, and 2001/SP
MUS-228 Voice 29 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/FA, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, and 2000/SP
MUS-150 Collegiate Chorus 14 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
FTS-100 FTS:A-Changin' Times 13 2018/FA, 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, and 2006/FA
MUS-330 Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors 13 2018/SP, 2016/SP, 2014/SP, 2012/SP, 2008/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
MUS-395 Honors in Performance 5 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, and 2005/SP
MUS-390 Senior Music Capstone 4 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2005/SP, and 2004/SP
MUS-130 Diction for Singers 1 2013/SP
MUS-132 Vocal Diction & Lit 1 2009/JN
MUS-110 Opera Live! 1 2006/JN
MUS-268 Career Exploration 1 2005/JN
MUS-108 Classical Song 1 2002/JN
MUS-109 Operetta in America 1 2000/JN
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.