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Sep 17 17

Coming soon!

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Aug 26 17

Excited to be a part of the LSU team this year!

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Jun 26 17

For the second week in a row, my music was selected for 1 Track; listen to mezzo soprano Megan Ihnen discuss One Voice with Anthony Lanman, June 18

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Jun 14 17

Check out my interview about Blackbird with Anthony Lanman on his podcast 1 Track, June 11

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Mar 31 17

MacDowell seeds take shape

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While in residence at the MacDowell Colony last August, I began two major projects that are coming to fruition this spring and summer.  Click on the links to learn more about these projects!

Secret Sky: a hundred veils to fall, world premiere performance commissioned by Baroque on Beaver Music Festival, August 6, 2017, conducted by Robert Nordling

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Piano Preludes for Holly Roadfeldt premiered March 2017 with several upcoming performances inspired by the paintings of Jim Condron

Dec 29 16

Saying goodbye to 2016

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Despite the MANY challenges of 2016, there have been a lot of creative opportunities for me, for which I am grateful.

Blackbird premiered with the splendid Cascade Quartet, and then again with my dance and video collaborators Gary Abbott and Caitlin Horsmon, a culmination of the work I did at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts during the summer of 2015.

One Voice premiered and was recorded for my 2nd CD with long-time collaborator Michael Hall and new friend/collaborator Megan Ihnen who I reconnected with in Baltimore at New Music Gathering this past January (we met first in Vienna with Michael on an absolutely incredible evening at Saint Stephen’s Cathedral… seriously, Bach’s organ toccata was playing upon our entrance).  It was a sign indeed!

I recorded Folium – prime and cubed, as well as Spark.

Then I had the great honor and pleasure to attend the MacDowell Colony as a fellow.  Three weeks seemed small in retrospect, but I met so many incredible creative spirits during that precious time there (Toni Morrison, Tania Leon and Bill Jacobson to name a few — Bill took this pic which encapsulates so much for me at this time).

At MacDowell,  I started my Preludes project with pianist Holly Roadfedlt inspired by paintings by Jim Condron, as well as sketching my first orchestral commission for the Baroque on Beaver Music Festival led by Robert Nordling, which will premiere in August of 2017.  I signed on with PARMA for my second CD which will release in November of 2017.

Gushiness aside.  MacDowell made me soft, what can I say.  Thanks for the occasions 2016.  2017 will be new indeed. Starting off with more recordings and the premiere of Sky-born🙂

Sep 4 16

Signed on with PARMA Recordings

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New PARMA Artist: Mara Gibson

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

Aug 22 16

Thank you to the MacDowell Colony for the energy boost into the fall semester!

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At The MacDowell Colony: Profile – learn more here.

Delta Omicron

Mara Gibson worked in the Delta Omicron Studio. Explore all the studios.

Apr 2 16

MacDowell

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The Conservatory’s Community Academy director and composer Mara Gibson has been named as a MacDowell Colony Fellow. Her residency at the prestigious colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire is August 1–22, 2016.  During that time Gibson expects to work on her ongoing orchestra project for the Baroque on Beaver festival orchestra directed by Robert Nordling and inspired by island communities, or a new project for Yarn/Wire, or both!

 

Feb 10 16

The Blackbird Project

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2016March8_ArtSounds_poster(FNL)Join us for the premiere of the full collaborative iteration of The Blackbird Project for a program is inspired by making the ordinary extraordinary with music by Gibson, featuring collaborations between the Cascade String Quartet, several Conservatory musicians, including JoDee Davis, Trevor Thornton, Emily Trapp and, dancers with choreography by Gary Abbott, and video by Caitlin Horsmon.