Erik Gustafson, tenor, is highly active across the nation as an oratorio soloist and choral artist. A native of Portland, OR, he received his education from Arizona State University, and currently resides in Sewanee, TN, where he is a voice instructor at Sewanee: The University of the South. Previously, he worked as a voice instructor at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.
Erik has collaborated on two Grammy-winning recordings with the Phoenix Chorale, as well as albums with Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Bach Collegium San Diego, Conspirare (Austin, TX), True Concord Voices and Orchestra (Tucson, AZ), Spire Chamber Ensemble (Kansas City, MO), and Sounding Light (Detroit, MI). He also currently performs with acclaimed ensembles such as Seraphic Fire (Miami, FL), Skylark Vocal Ensemble (Boston, MA), Brevitas (Salt Lake City, UT) and Kinnara (Atlanta, GA). He was a founding member of the ensembles Quadrivium (Durango, CO) and Helios (Phoenix, AZ). While living in New York City, Erik performed with the American Symphony Orchestra and the Collegiate Chorale in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall.
As a soloist, Erik has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival, the Phoenix Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Idaho Falls Symphony, the renowned Bach Vespers series at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City, Colorado Bach Ensemble, the Delaware Valley Chorale, Abendmusik (Lincoln, NE), Phoenix Opera, Bach Society Houston, West Valley Chorale (Sun City, AZ), and the Arizona Bach Festival.
Erik is delighted to call Sewanee home, along with his wife, fellow Sewanee music professor Dr. Kerry Ginger, and their beloved cat Sweet Pea.
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