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Don Gibson

School of Music
Ohio State University

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Brief Biography:

Don Gibson received his B.M. and M.M. from Duquesne University, and his Ph.D. from Florida State University. Prior to his appointment as professor and director of the School of Music at the Ohio State University, Gibson held positions as director of the School of Music at Western Michigan University, associate dean of the School of Music at Baylor University, chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Elon College, and chair of the division of instrumental studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was principal flute of the Greensboro Symphony and the Winston-Salem Symphony as well as principal flute and featured soloist with the United States Navy Band. In addition, he has performed throughout Japan and South Korea with recorded appearances on national radio (Japan) and national television (South Korea).

A respected music theorist, his research has utilized computers to examine the correlation between theoretical relatedness and perception of contemporary pitch structures. The results of his investigations have been reported in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Psychomusicology, (research summary) and Music Theory: Explorations and Applications. Gibson currently serves as president of Pi Kappa Lambda, national music honor society, and as a member of the NASM Commission on Accreditation.


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School of Music
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The Ohio State University
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