Michael Paul Gibson

Michael Paul GibsonMichael Paul Gibson is the Music Director,  Conductor and founder of the Silicon Valley Symphony.  He was the Director of Music Ministry for the Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos from 2004 - 2009.  He is the founding Music Director of the Menlo Park Chorus, and conducted the group from 1998 - 2005.  He has performed hundreds of school concerts as Music Director of the  Bay Area Little Symphony, a professional orchestra, is the Music Director and CEO of the Bay Area Music Foundation,  and past Music Director of the Foothill Orchestra.  While serving in the United States Air Force, Gibson played in the Norad Band and Air Force Academy Band.  He founded and was Music Director for the Colorado Springs Chamber Music Society from 1971 - 1974, which received tremendous local recognition, attracted audiences of 1200, appeared in a 30 minute TV show on KRDO Television, and did numerous radio broadcasts on KRDO Radio.  Gibson has created many electronic music compositions and arrangements.

Maestro Gibson has had master classes with Georg Solti and Carlo Maria Giulini working with the Chicago Symphony, Neville Marriner with the Los Angles Chamber Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman at San Francisco State University, and Peter Schickele (PDQ Bach) with the Denver Symphony. He studied orchestral conducting with Bernard Rubenstein (NU), John Miller (Denver Sym.), and Lazlo Varga (SFSU); instrumental conducting from John Paynter(NU); and choral conducting with Margaret Hillis (Chicago Symphony Chorus) at Northwestern University from which he holds Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting degrees. He played trombone in the Denver Symphony, Bohemian Club Orchestra, and the San Francisco 49ers Band.  He also offers expertise in business, operating his own company, BACH to Music.  Please visit his web site for details and resume.


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