Gus Sterneman, Events Team Dr. Gus formally entered the barbershop world in 2018 when he took over as Music Director for the Heart of Texas Chorus in San Marcos. He has degrees in music theory, music history, instrumental conducting, and a doctorate in opera/musical theatre conducting. He also works with the Austin Civic Orchestra and Once Ounce Opera. He's a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for stagecraft, A/V work, and Lutherie. And coffee. Lots of coffee.