April 18, 2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dr. Rachel Gibson
is an Associate Professor of Music at Westfield State University in Massachusetts where she is the coordinator of music education and a specialist in early childhood and elementary music. She teaches
courses in Music Education, World Music, Ear
Training and Sight-Singing, and mentors student
Dr. Gibson is an active clinician at the state and
national levels where she leads workshops in the
Kodály Method, music literacy games and
activities, multicultural songs and singing games,
and folk dancing. Her research interests include
folk song traditions in Central America and she has recently completed a nine month sabbatical in Guatemala and Nicaragua where she engaged in folk song collection and language study. Dr. Gibson has completed four levels of Kodály training, two levels of Orff training, and has published articles in the Kodály Envoy and Massachusetts Music News. Prior to her current position, she taught K-6 general and choral music for 15 years in New York, Connecticut, and Washington State. She also maintained a large piano studio where she taught lessons to children and adults.
Dr. Gibson earned her B.A. at Boston University, her M.A. at Teachers College at Columbia University, and her Ph. D. at the University of Washington.
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