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Gerhard Guter

Elmhurst College
Assistant Professor of Music Business & Jazz Studies
Elmhurst, IL
Gerhard Guter is a composer, arranger, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He has written and produced music for The History Channel, World of Warcraft, Celebrity Cruises, and Microsoft. Guter’s orchestral music has also been featured at the Orpheum Theater for the Ovation Awards in Los Angeles. As a vocalist, he is a member of the vocal jazz quintet Vocalogy, which has released two albums to date.

A certified Avid Pro Tools HD and Icon operator, Guter has engineered and co-produced several full-length albums, with his most recent credits including producer, editor, and arranger of Vocalogy: Refilled. His instrumental and vocal works are distributed through Jazz Lines Publications, UNC Jazz Press, and Sound Music Publications. Guter is the author of Integration of Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles in the Jazz Idiom, which is comprised of original interviews with the late, great Gene Puerling. He has taught a wide breadth of courses at the college level, including: music business, jazz theory, jazz piano, MIDI, music theory, music notation, audio for gaming, and recording arts. A graduate of the University of Miami and California State University Long Beach, Guter served as director of the Studio Jazz Big Band at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music (CSULB). He joined the faculty at Elmhurst College as Assistant Professor of Music Business and Jazz Studies in 2013, where he teaches jazz history, arranging, and music production and serves as faculty chair for the college technology committee.

While at Elmhurst, Gerhard has implemented the "Interactive Media Lab," which is used by disciplines ranging from Digital Cinema to Music Production to Computer Gaming and Entertainment. In his first semester, he co-authored the college's new "Minor in Music Production" and the "Pitch Perfect" First-Year Seminar.