Associate Professor, Music Education
B.A., Boston University; M.A., Teachers College at Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Washington
Dr. Rachel Gibson is a Professor of Music and coordinator of music education. She is an active clinician at the state and national levels, president-elect of Kodály Educators of Southern New England (KESNE), and serves on the national Board of Directors for the Organization for American Kodály Educators (OAKE). Her research interests include folk song traditions in Central America and has recently completed a ten-month residency in Guatemala and Nicaragua where she engaged in folk song collection and language study. Her upcoming book, ¡Canta Conmigo! Songs and Singing Games from Guatemala and Nicaragua, will be published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Gibson is on summer faculty at the University of Montevallo Kodály Institute in Alabama, an OAKE endorsed program, and teaches pedagogy, sight-singing/musicianship, and folk song research. Prior to her current position, she taught K-6 general and choral music for 15 years in New York, Connecticut, and Washington State and maintained a piano studio where she taught lessons to children and adults.