Gary Ljungquist received his bachelor’s degree in Music Industry from the College of Saint Rose and his master’s degree in Creative Media focusing on audio technology from Middlesex University. He has been active in many facets of the music industry as well as in education. In addition to teaching at INTEMPO, he teaches classes in music production at University of Bridgeport, Dutchess Community College, and Steven’s Institute of Technology. A multi-instrumentalist, he has recorded and toured with many acts including playing bass guitar on select recording sessions with 9-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill and engineering recording projects with Daryl Hall, Hall and Oates, and Mark Ronson.
Most of his career centered on production, from jingle composition and record production (receiving credit on Billboard to 200 charters), live production DVD releases (with legendary acts such as Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre, Savoy Brown and Sister Hazel), to touring with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Hall and Oates. He was a member of the production team for seven seasons of “Live from Daryl’s House” (MTV/ VH1) with artists such as Joe Walsh, Darius Rucker, Chris Daughtry, Aloe Blacc, Grace Potter, and more. He worked for four years and well over 1,000 shows at the famed “Daryl’s House Club,” with acts such as The Wailers, The Revivalists, Max Weinberg, Vanilla Fudge, Aaron Carter, Bernie Williams, Lee “Scratch” Perry, and the English Beat, among others. His work has also taken him to larger venues with artists such as Gavin Degraw.