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Apr 13 19

Spring break!

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Spring break means lots of new projects for composer me!  This week, I am thrilled to begin pieces for Megan Ihnen (to complete the song cycle with a setting Manual of Trains by Rebecca Morgan Frank), a bassoon concerto for my forever friend and colleague, Darrel Hale and possibly even some preliminary notes for Atlantic Brass Quintet.

In the meantime, check out Four Modes: impetUS premiered by Hamiruge, and led by another awesome colleague, Brett Dietz.

Mar 10 19

Musical March madness!

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March 25, 7:30 PM, LSU Shaver Theater, Four modes: impetUS for Hamiruge

April 1, 7:30 PM, LSU School of Music, White Ash for Darrel Hale and Megan Ihnen

April 7, 3 PM, LSU School of Music, The Clockmaker’s Daughter for Megan Ihnen and Alan Theisen

Three Gibson premieres in three weeks!

Sep 23 18

Progress on upcoming projects:

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  1. a new piece been brewing since summer for Hamiruge Percussion Ensemble with my colleague Brett Dietz (for wood, metal and drum set)
  2. a duo for mezzo and bassoon (an under utilized instrumentation) inspired by the poetry of Rebecca Morgan Frank for Darrel Hale and Megan Ihnen,
  3. and some mysterious explorations into black holes (more info about that coming soon).
  4. In the meantime, I will leave you with this wonderful recording of my first ever performance at a pirate bar this past June as a part of Charlotte New Music Festival featuring the fantastic Beo String Quartet.

May 7 18

Gearing up for summer 2018

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Gearing up for summer 2018 with this favorite shot from the not so distant summer of 2017. Between storms and rainbows, something always sings! If you are in Des Moines, New Orleans, Boston, Monroe or Charlotte in the next few weeks, come see me and hear my music!Summer calendar of events for Mara.

Mar 28 18

Some overdue spring updates include a review by Gramophone, an Associate Professor position at LSU starting this fall and first solo program of works.

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Gramophone review here.

LSU School of Music is pleased to announce that Mara Gibson has accepted an offer to become Associate Professor of Composition, starting in Fall 2018.

Previously, Mara Gibson was Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition here at the School of Music, and currently leads the Constantinides New Music Ensemble, a unique chamber group engaging in new projects which adapt to multiple musical styles, and find new ways to connect in the community through non-traditional venues.

Faculty program with new and long standing colleagues.

Dec 14 17

Sky-born updates one month after release date

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Thanks for listening!  Check out the online resources for my 2nd CD through Navona Records.  Purchase Sky-born through Amazon MP3, Amazon CD, iTunes, Spotify, Naxos Direct and Arkiv Music.

Recent reviews available through Sonagrama and Audiophile and airplay by WTJU of the University of Virginia, WCNY Classic FM, WMBR 88.1, WRUV FM Burlington, KALX Berkeley and many more.

Check out the inside story for the album here through PARMA.  

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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