Rachel Gibson


Rachel Gibson smiling wearing black shirt and silver necklace.

Dr. Rachel Gibson is a Professor of Music and coordinator of music education. She earned her Ph.D. in music education at the University of Washington and is an active local, national, and international clinician. Her book ¡Canta Conmigo! Songs and Singing Games from Guatemala and Nicaragua (Oxford University Press, 2021) is a comprehensive teaching resource that includes songs and singing games she learned while living in Central America. As a Fulbright Global Scholar (2021), she taught and researched at Universidad de Málaga in Spain and travelled throughout the country learning children’s songs from local musicians. Dr. Gibson was president of Kodály Educators of Southern New England (KESNE), member-at-large for Connecticut American Orff-Schulwerk Association (CTAOSA) and served on the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) National Board of Directors. She is on summer faculty at the West Texas Kodály Initiative (WTKI) and University of Montevallo Kodály Institute in Alabama (UMKI).