Beside the Tall Water
JACK STUART GUNDERSON 32560 OAK ROAD PO BOX 697 WASHBURN, WI 54891 715-373-2948 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1963-1965 I attended the University of Minnesota, Morris. I was a music major and sang in the chorus and the men's glee club and played trombone in the concert band. 1965-1980 I lived in the twin cities and I: -Attended the Meadowbrook School of Music in Michigan on a voice sholarship and studied with Robert Shaw; Blake Stern from the Yale Music faculty; John Wustman, accompanist and vocal coach -Was pursuing a degree in Music Education at the University of Minnesota -Was a singer/dancer in the Edgewater Eight from 1965 to 1968 -Sang in the U of M Chamber Singers and Concert Choir -Taught elementary school in Robbinsdale for one year -Toured the US and Canada with the Tenth Story Window, a ten member show group -Performed at numerous venues in a group with Jimmy Martin for six years -Sang with Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians -Sang and/or played on several albums, radio and television commercials, including David Haas' contemporary Christian CDs -Performed in numerous 'industrials' for companies such as 3M, Gambles, Toro, Harley Davidson, etc. -Sang and/or played in many show groups and club bands and traveled the US and Canada 1980 I moved to northern Wisconsin, up by Lake Superior, with the Lost Nation String Band, which I still sing and play bass in. 1981 I began my work as a goldsmith and jewelry repairman for at Ashland Jewelers, where I continue to work. Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua 1985 - present. I'm on staff as a singer/bass player/actor for our original in-house productions. For several seasons I was also vocal arranger/director. I perform a wide range of musical styles, including classical, folk, bluegrass, newgrass, country, jazz, cabaret, Broadway and opera. Since 1999 I have also been singing in the Minnesota Opera chorus and have been in six productions: Verdi's 'Othello,' 'MacBeth,' and 'Don Carlos;' Gounod's 'Faust,' 'Carmina Burana,' and 'Maria Padilla.' Since 1995 I have been studying voice with Barbara Kierig, an opera singing teacher in St. Paul.