New PARMA Artist: Mara Gibson

Mara Gibson

Composer Mara Gibson has signed on to release a new album of chamber works with PARMA.

Dr. Gibson is originally from Charlottesville, VA, graduated from Bennington College, and completed her Ph.D. at SUNY Buffalo. Internationally renowned ensembles and soloists have performed her music throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Asia, and Europe.

In addition, she has received grants and honors from the American Composer’s Forum, the Banff Center, Louisiana Division of the Arts, ArtsKC, Meet the Composer, the Kansas Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, the International Bass Society, ASCAP, and the John Hendrick Memorial Commission, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the MacDowell Colony and Yale University.

Dr. Gibson teaches at the UMKC Conservatory as Associate Professor; she is founder of the UMKC Composition Workshop and co-director/founder of ArtSounds and coordinates undergraduate composition. She released her first compilation CD ArtIfacts May 2015.

Dr. Gibson’s new album will be available on Navona Records in 2017, but in the meantime, you can hear her music via the SoundCloud player below.

Welcome, Mara!

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