I am a skilled, knowledgeable composer who writes music in a wide array of compositional styles and languages. In most cases, regardless of your individual compositional or academic goals, I can provide consistently useful advice to help you grow into the musician you hope to become. I have experience teaching composition, theory, musicianship, and electronic music in a university setting. I also have performance experience on trumpet, cello, guitar (electric and acoustic), drums, piano, and vocals. I am classically trained in trumpet and voice. Visit www.tggibbons.com for more information about me and my work, including many recordings and scores of my compositions.
Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition with a secondary concentration in Musicology - University of Alabama, 2015 - GPA: 4.0
Master of Music in Composition - University of Alabama, 2012 - GPA: 4.0
Bachelor of Music in Composition - University of Alabama, 2009 - GPA: 3.8
I have five years of experience teaching freshman and sophomore musicianship (aural skills) at the University of Alabama, and can teach students at any level. I can provide lessons in sight singing, dictation (both melodic and harmonic), interval recognition, and more. I am comfortable with fixed- and movable-do solfege as well as scale degree numbers.
I can teach you nearly everything you'd like to know about music!
I have been playing guitar (acoustic and electric) for 9 years, and I perform regularly. I welcome students from beginner through advanced-intermediate.
I have five years of experience teaching undergraduate music theory, but I am comfortable with students with any level of expertise. I teach tonal theory, atonal theory, and composition as well as many sub-categories of these, including: musical form, counterpoint, and orchestration.