Stephen Gusukuma

Stephen Gusukuma

Bingham L. Vick, Jr., and Judith S. Vick Visiting Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Choral Activities

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Dr. Stephen Gusukuma joins the faculty at Furman University after serving as a Senior Lecturer in Choral Music at Baylor University where he conducted numerous choral ensembles and taught almost the entire gamut of ensembles, choral conducting, methods, and literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ensembles under his direction have appeared across the US and internationally. He is an active conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, and recently conducted the Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir in 2022.

Dr. Gusukuma has conducted on the stage of Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, at the 2014 MusicFest Canada, Texas Music Educators Association Convention, and in top tier venues such as National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. In the summer of 2013, he was a Conducting Fellow at the Lisbon Summer Choir Fest, a partnership between the World Youth Choir, the University of Michigan, and the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa. He prepared choruses for the GRAMMY nominated recording of Milhaud: Oresteia of Aeschylus, released by Naxos, and his work is featured on Ye Shall Have a Song! Celebrating America’s Three Oldest Collegiate Choirs, a recording release by the Harvard, Michigan, and Yale Glee Clubs.

Dr. Gusukuma holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, where he studied with Jerry Blackstone and Eugene Rogers. Dr. Gusukuma holds the Bachelor of Music Education and the Master of Music degrees from Baylor University where he studied conducting with Alan Raines, Stephen Heyde, and Eric Wilson, Donald Bailey, and Christopher Bianco.


  • D.M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor;
  • M.M. Baylor University;
  • B.M.E. Baylor University