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Gibbs, Geoffrey, 1940-



  • Existence: 1940-


Geoffrey Gibbs (born 1940) is an accomplished composer whose works have been performed throughout the world, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., throughout New England, Russia, and South America.

Geoffrey Gibbs was born in 1940 in New York. During his high school years he studied composition with Elie Siegmeister. Later, at Eastman School of Music, he studied composition with Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson. He also studied voice with Yi-Kwei Sze and Julius Huehn. In 1974 he received his doctorate in composition and voice from Eastman. Prior to that, in 1965, Gibbs began teaching composition at the University of Rhode Island.

Gibbs retired in 2001 but continues to compose and give yearly concerts at the University of Rhode Island.

FamilySearch, via WWW, July 18, 2014 (Geoffrey Gibbs; b. in New York)

University of Rhode Island, via WWW, July 18, 2014 (Geoffrey Gibbs; studied with Elie Siegmeister, Bernard Rogers, Howard Hanson, Yi-Kwei Sze, and Julius Huehn; studied at Eastman School of Music; taught and performed at the University of Rhode Island)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Gordon Childs papers on the Viola d'Amore

Identifier: MSS 8507
Scope and Contents

Contains materials pertaining to Gordon Childs’ research on, experience with, and study of, the viola d’amore. It includes his personal collection of viola d'amore music, his research on the viola d'amore, and other materials related to well-known contemporary viola d’amore players and composers. Dated 1602-2014 with the bulk being from 1935-1997.

Dates: Publication: 1602-2014; Publication: Majority of material found within 1935-1997

Gordon Childs papers on Geoffrey Gibbs, 1989

 Sub-Series — Oversize 6: Series 2, oversize-folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 8507 Series 2 Sub-Series Sub- 2
Scope and Contents

This subseries contains a printed piece of music that Gibbs composed for Joe Ceo and Gordon Childs who premiered this piece at the Vermillion International Viola d’Amore Congress. Includes added personal notes and annotations by Childs. Dated 1989.

Dates: Publication: 1989

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