Mara Gibson

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Mara Gibson

Genre: Composer



Composer Mara Gibson is originally from Charlottesville, VA, graduated from Bennington College, and completed her Ph.D. at SUNY Buffalo. 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. Internationally renowned ensembles and soloists have performed her music throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Asia, and Europe. Dr. Gibson teaches at the UMKC Conservatory as Asociate Professor while leading the Conservatory’s Community Music and Dance Academy as director; she is founder of the UMKC Composition Workshop and co-director/founder of ArtSounds and coordinates undergraduate composition.