Michael Jorgensen


Professor in Music and Music - Vocal

Dr. Michael Jorgensen's latest performances include presentations with Bonnie Jorgensen on the life and music of Norwegian-American composer Theodora Cormontan (1840-1922) at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota; Luther College in Decorah, Iowa; the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis; the Schubert Club in St. Paul; and the Norwegian-American Historical Association biennial members meeting on the campus of St. Olaf College.  Additional recent activity includes the bass soloist in Rossini's "Petite messe solennelle" for the Tucson, Arizona Desert Song Festival and soloist in recitals honoring composer Dominick Argento in a Courtroom Concert at the Landmark Center in St. Paul and for the University of Minnesota Libraries in Minneapolis. Mr. Argento attended both concerts.

In many years as a bass singer with the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers of Minnesota Jorgensen soloed in world premiere works by composers Francis Grier, Steve Heitzeg, and Libby Larsen, and soloed under conductors John Rutter, Helmuth Rilling, and Nicholas McGegan, as well as singing the solo An die Musik by Schubert on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion.

Michael serves as a Professor of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College where he has taught voice and other music-related courses since 1991.


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


MUS-129 (Voice Class), MUS-248 (Voice), MUS-330 (Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors), and MUS-348 (Voice)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-228Voice292008/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-129Voice Class232013/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-248Voice222013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-348Voice202013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-150Collegiate Chorus142002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
MUS-330Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors102012/SP, 2008/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
FTS-100FTS:A-Changin' Times82013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, and 2006/FA
MUS-395Honors in Performance52011/FA, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, and 2005/SP
MUS-390Senior Music Capstone42010/SP, 2009/FA, 2005/SP, and 2004/SP
MUS-130Diction for Singers12013/SP
MUS-132Vocal Diction & Lit12009/JN
MUS-110Opera Live!12006/JN
MUS-268Career Exploration12005/JN
MUS-108Classical Song12002/JN
MUS-109Operetta in America12000/JN

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.