Instructor of Jazz
Started at Briar Cliff:
A 1981 graduate of Morningside College, Gibson completed an MA at the University of Iowa in 1993.
Mr. Gibson is in his thirtieth season of performing with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, the last seventeen as principal trumpet. A member of the Sioux City Municipal Band since 1979, he was appointed Assistant Director in 2002. He is also a member of the Sioux City Rockestra and founder/director of the Sioux City Jazz Orchestra.
In demand as a trumpet soloist and band clinician, he is affiliated with the C.G. Conn Corporation and has performed with The Temptations, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Moody Blues, Blood, Sweat and Tears, and Mannheim Streamroller.
Mr. Gibson is a member of the Iowa Bandmasters Association, International Trumpet Guild, International Association of Jazz Educators and served on the executive committee of the Iowa Jazz Championships.
In his fifteenth year of teaching in the Sioux City Community Schools, at Hoover Middle School and North Middle School, he previously taught for nine years at Westwood Junior-Senior High School in Sloan.