Eric Gundersen


Clinical Assistant Professor, Music

Contact Information
(936) 294-1338
(936) 294-3898
PAC 284A


Dr. Gundersen is conservatory trained in performance as an organist and choir director. He has performed at the London Organ Fesival, American Guild of Organist Conventions, Fredrikstad Festspill, Utah Festival Chorus, and with the American Boys Choir. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has collaborated with the like of John Rutter, Mack Wilberg, David Wilcox, and Krystof Pendericki. John-Eric has performed organ recitals in such venues as St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. As Choir director, his ensembles have offered choral concerts and cathedral residencies across Europe. 

​John-Eric received his training in organ and choral direction from the late Dr. Gerre Hancock, with whom he studied at Rice University where he received his DMA. He received his Master of Music and Certificate of Sacred Music from Yale University while studying with Mr. Thomas Murray.  Dr. Gundersen also has broad experience with musical theatre and has served as music director or collaborator on the following productions: Songs for a New World, 42nd Street, Full Monty, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Chicago, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Fantasticks, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Rent, Pirates of Penzance, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cabaret, Damn Yankees, Hairspray, Jerome Kern Revue, and Oklahoma.

As Clinical Professor, Dr. Gundersen teaches music ensemble courses, music theory and piano. He offers music coaching, and serves as music director or collaborative artist for musicals. Dr. Gundersen is also music arranger for many events on and off campus including the annual Sam Houston NYC Showcase.