Gerhard Guter is a composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and vocalist. A certified Avid Pro Tools Operator and the producer of Vocalogy Refilled, he has written and produced music for The History Channel, World of Warcraft, and Celebrity Cruises. Gerhard served as audio editor, mixer, and mastering engineer for the Cal State Long Beach Pacific Standard Time and Vocal Jazz Collective 2020-2021 virtual concerts, and has taught over twenty-five different college-level courses ranging from jazz studies to music technology. As Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies and Music Business at Elmhurst College, he co-authored Elmhurst’s minor in music production and created the Pitch Perfect first-year seminar.
Gerhard was Director of Bands at Novato High School, and directed the California State University Long Beach Studio Jazz Band for three years. As Lecturer of Jazz and Contemporary Performance at Utah Valley University, he directed the UVU Jazz Orchestra and traditional jazz ensemble, teaching courses and private lessons in jazz arranging, contemporary music theory, and music production. A graduate of the University of Miami (B.M. Music Education) and California State University Long Beach (M.M. Jazz Studies), Gerhard currently serves on the faculty at Cuesta College and is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The University of Arizona.