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Dr. Thomas Gibbs
of Birmingham-Southern College

THOMAS GIBBS has been a member of Birmingham-Southern's faculty of music since 1970, teaching a wide variety of courses in music history, music literature, church music, and conducting. He also served for eight years as chair of Birmingham-Southern's Division of Fine and Performing Arts.

At Birmingham-Southern Dr. Gibbs has conducted more than fifteen productions for the Opera Workshop and the College Theatre, most recently the world premiere of Daphne at Sea, by Charles Norman Mason and Sally Gall. His experience in opera also includes extensive work for Opera Memphis, Birmingham Civic Opera, and Cincinnati Opera. He was Birmingham Summerfest's first music director, conducting some twenty-five Summerfest musical productions.

Dr. Gibbs served for ten years as the conductor of the Birmingham Concert Chorale and choral director for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. As Master of the Cathedral Choir at Birmingham's Episcopal Cathedral of the Advent, Dr. Gibbs led the Choir in performances of major church works, oratorios, masses, and a number of newly commissioned compositions. He also conducted the Choir in three performing tours of England. He is currently serving as organist and choirmaster at Grace Episcopal Church, Woodlawn.

Dr. Gibbs is active as a choral clinician, adjudicator, and conducting teacher, and he appears regularly as a conductor of the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra.


Conductor record last updated on 09-22-2007