Advisory Council

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2014-2015 Members

Michael Fleming Jen Gunderman Doug Howard Mark Allen Jackson Kim Roberts Johnson
Will Leggett Bill Levine Amy Macy Joseph Morgan Rachel Morris
Martha Norkunas Odessa Settles Stephen Shearon Louis Woods  

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Jen Gunderman, Assistant Professor of Musicology (Vanderbilt)

Jen Gunderman divides her time between teaching, performing, and recording.  She has been at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University since 2004, specializing in American pop and rock and roll, but she is also an active studio session musician and producer, and she plays keyboards and sings regularly with several groups based in Nashville.  She earned an undergraduate degree in piano performance at Vassar College with Phi Beta Kappa honors and additional studies at the Heidelberg-Mannheim Hochschule Fuer Musik, and an M.A. in ethnomusicology from the University of Washington (Seattle).  She toured with rock bands Dag and the Jayhawks full time for several years, and since then has performed and recorded with a diverse variety of musicians, including Kris Kristofferson, Michael McDonald, Chris Robinson (Black Crowes), Roger McGuinn (Byrds), Exene Cervenka (X), Loretta Lynn, Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MGs), Willie Nelson, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Vince Gill, Don Was, Duane Eddy, Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Martina McBride, and many others. She is currently on leave of absence from teaching at Vanderbilt while on the road performing in Sheryl Crow’s band.


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