Personal Summary / Bio
At James Madison University, Dr. Gibson teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in music history and performance practice. In addition, he contributes to and reviews numerous music history and music appreciation textbooks, and serves on the editorial advisory board for the standard music history textbook A History of Western Music (Norton, 2010). Dr. Gibson founded and directs the two early music ensembles based at JMU: the Peartree Consort, a mixed Renaissance instrumental consort, and the 40-member choral/instrumental Valley Collegium Musicum, which incorporates the JMU student early music ensemble Collegium Musicum. He plays the viola da gamba, as well as Renaissance and Baroque recorders.