Jorgensen Music

About Us

 

MICHAEL received degrees in Vocal Performance from Indiana University (Bachelor of Music), Northwestern University (Master of Music), and Ball State University (Doctor of Arts).Michael is a classically trained singer with an expansive list of performing credentials.  Check out "Recent Performances" for performances in the past several years.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN (1991-present)
Professor of Music:

  • Chair of the Music Department (2009-2010, 2002-2005)
  • Instructor of Applied Voice
  • Voice Class
  • Conductor of Collegiate Chorus
  • Vocal Techniques for Instrumentalists
  • First Term Seminar
  • Operetta in America (January Term, 1993, 1994, 1997, and 2000)
  • Scandinavian Vocal Music (January Term, 1996)
  • A Community of Singers (January Term, 1999)
  • Classical Song from Mozart to Minnesota (January Term, 2002)
  • Opera Live! (Interim Experience, 2006)
  • Vocal Diction/Literature (Interim Experience 2009)

Michael also taught at Grace College, Winona Lake, IN (1989-1991); Huntington College, Huntington, IN (1983-1991) and College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL (1982-1983) 

 

BONNIE began piano lessons at the age of 4 and continued studying piano until earning a degree in Music with an outside major in Business Administration from Indiana University.  After graduation she worked in Business as a retail buyer and later as office manager and word processing manager at two different real estate firms and one public accounting firm in the Chicago area.

When her son was born she quit full-time work and began teaching piano.  Bonnie taught private piano for 25 years.  She has also served as a professional accompanist at Minnesota State University-Mankato, MN, as well as an accompanist at Gustavus Adolphus College and various other community and school venues. 

Every year Bonnie accompanies an average of 10 full recitals, plus approximately 40 smaller recitals, College studio classes, festivals and competitions.  She works with vocalists and all other instrumentalists including violin, viola, cello, trumpet, euphonium, trombone, tuba, saxophone, clarinet, flute, french horn, marimba/xylophone/vibes, bassoon and oboe. 

Bonnie is intricately involved with several music festivals and competitions in southern Minnesota.  She has also frequently adjudicated various auditions and festivals.

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