School of Music

Mark Gibson Residency - Five Master Classes, Piano, Opera, and Conducting

November 28, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Free and open to the public
Mark Gibson, artist-in-residence

Internationally acclaimed conductor/pianist Mark Gibson will present two days of master classes in conducting, opera and piano.

Maestro Gibson, director of Orchestral Studies at the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), University of Cincinnati, also serves as guest conducting faculty at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, München, and has previously served as visiting director of orchestral studies at the Eastman School of Music and music director of the New York City Opera National Company.

Other engagements include the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the Central Opera of Beijing, the Seoul Metropolitan Opera, the Opera de Valencia and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.  

Last summer he led the highly acclaimed world premiere of Greg Spears’s opera, Fellow Travelers, with the Cincinnati Opera. His book on conducting and music, The Beat Stops Here, was published earlier this year by Oxford University Press.


Tuesday, November 28

10-12: Opera master class.  

2-5: Piano master class. 

Wednesday, November 29

3:45-5: Mark Gibson conducts the Wind Ensemble in an open rehearsal of Carter Pann’s “The Bach Buch” 

7-9:30: Conducting master class with Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra in an open rehearsal of Wagner Siegfried Idyll, Ben Richmond, graduate student orchestral conductor and Mozart Regina Coeli conducted by Rebecca DeWan, graduate student choral conductor. 


All sessions are free and open to the public, and take place in Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus. 

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.



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