David Gibson completed his BA in Trombone Performance at the University of Central Oklahoma, and his MM in Jazz and Contemporary Media with an emphasis on Jazz Composition from the Eastman School of Music.
The education that he received from these institutions has served him well in his professional performance career, and has also provided him with a foundation of knowledge that has proven essential to his work with students around the country. He currently works with a diverse group of students who vary dramatically in age and proficiency. His goal is to provide every student with the skills necessary to succeed at expressing themself through music. His teaching responsibilities currently include everything from a 10 year old’s first notes and the proper techniques for articulation in a jazz ensemble, to the finer points of improvising over Trane changes and efficient embouchure techniques.
Mr. Gibson has proven himself adept at communicating with his many varied students and has received excellent feedback from students and educators alike. In 2002, he worked with groups from the Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Geneseo and Honeoye Falls High School in a 3 day series of clinics, concerts and master classes. He was subsequently offered a position on the SUNY Geneseo faculty and has filled the post since 2003.
In addition to his duties at SUNY Geneseo, he also serves as an adjunct for Columbia University’s and New School University’s Jazz and Contemporary Music Program, in New York City.
Potential clinics with Mr. Gibson could include, brass techniques in a jazz ensemble, jazz theory, jazz improvisation, or composition and arranging. His experience as a performer in an assortment of genres makes him capable of adapting to your situation. His sincere affection for teaching makes him capable of inspiring your students.