Artist-in-Residence in Trombone
Dr. Tom Gibson has earned a reputation internationally as a performer, conductor, teacher, and clinician. Formerly a trombone soloist with The United States Navy Band in Washington, DC, he moved to Atlanta in 2000 to be the Brass Department Coordinator at Georgia State University. In 2007, he resigned that position to pursue other musical interests, and he proudly joined the faculty at KSU in 2008.
In 2001, he helped co-found The Piedmont Trombone Society, and in 2004 this group was awarded the "Kai Winding Jazz Album of the Year" by the International Trombone Society.
Tom can be heard on dozens of commercial recordings, including TV spots, movie soundtracks, and albums. He has performed and/or recorded with The Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Opera, The National Symphony, The Boston Brass, Wayne Newton, Barry Manilow, Gladys Knight, Olivia Newton-John, The Temptations, The Four Tops, James Taylor, and many others. He has performed at The White House, Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Wolf Trap and most of this country's finest musical venues.
He has performed in the Broadway tours (at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta) of: Wicked, The Producers, West Side Story, Hairspray, White Christmas, Annie, Chicago, Young Frankenstein, Mary Poppins, South Pacific, and others. He performs as a regular member of: The Neons, The Joe Gransden Big Band, The Atlanta Superband, Il Brasso Magnifico, The Atlanta Pops, and the Augusta Symphony.
Dr. Gibson is also on faculty at Mercer University, and he recently completed a semester of teaching at The University of Michigan as Guest Artist.
Many of Dr. Gibson's students have gone on to professional careers as performers, professors, public school teachers, conductors, and composers. He is very proud of the accomplishments of his students and has seen them gain admission to the finest conservatories and Graduate schools in the nation. These include: The Juilliard School, The Eastman School, Cleveland Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, University of Michigan, Northwestern, and more.
Dr. Gibson is the host of trombonelessons.com, one of the most popular trombone-related websites on the Internet with over 1 million visits each year. Through the website and his Video Podcasts, he has become a well-recognized voice in the brass world. He resides in Powder Springs, GA, with his wife Katlyn and their 2 children, Bryce and Ella.
Dr. Gibson is a sponsored Performing Artist for Eastman Winds and he performs on a Shires Trombone.
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