The German choral conductor, Gerd Guglhör, studied music education including choir direction under Kurt Suttner and Max Frey at the Musikhochschule in Munich from 1973 to 1977. He completed his professional training with a master course under Fritz Schieri.
From 1980 to 1995, Gerd Guglhör was the director of the large mixed choir of the Akademischer Gesangverein (Academical Choral Society) in Munich. In 1982, he founded the Orpheus-Kammerchor (Orpheus Chamber Choir), which then gave a large number of concerts and also took part in singing competitions (in 1994, the Orpheus-Kammerchor was prized with the Golden Diploma at the international choir competition in Riva). They have also made numerous broadcast recordings and, from 1995 on, CD productions, as well.
In 1986, Gerd Guglhör was asked to give lectures for ensemble conducting at the Musikhochschule in Munich in addition to his main occupation as a school music teacher at the Maximiliansgymnasium in Munich. In 1991, he accepted a part-time occupation as a choir director. Since 1993, he has had a full-time occupation as a lecturer for ensemble conducting and choir directing, voice science and choral voice training at the Musikhochschule in Munich. He has been regularly engaged as a consultant for choral voice training and choir directing: In 1993, voice training during the Protestant church music festival in Munich; in 1994, choral improvisation during a workshop of the Protestant church music; He is the director of the large mixed choir of the traditional choir week of the Bayerischer Sängerbund (Bavarian Choral Union) in Bad Feilnbach, and he is the director during the Jazz Weekends of the Bayerischer Sängerbund.
In 1994, Gerd Guglhör produced Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) with the Orpheus-Chor for the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian broadcasting company) for the School's Radio Programme. In 1995, he was appointed conductor of the Bach-Chor & -Orchester Fürstenfeldbruck.
Currently Gerd Guglhör is directing, voice science and choral voice training at the Musikhochschule (College of Music) in Munich.