SARAH GIBSON is a composer and pianist who has been called “a serious talent to watch” (Atlanta Journal Constitution). Her works have received recognitions such as the American Composers Orchestra Underwood New Music Readings, Victor Herbert ASCAP award, NFMC Marion Richter American Music Composition Award, and first place in the Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest. Her Left-hand Piano Concerto was selected as a winner of The University of Southern California’s (USC) New Music for Orchestra competition and was premiered with Sarah at the keyboard. She has received commissions from the Aspen Summer Music Festival and School, L.A. Signal Lab, the Bennington Chamber Music Conference, and soprano Lindsay Kesselman, among others. Gibson’s music has been performed by members of Eighth Blackbird, the American Composers Orchestra, USC Thornton Edge, the USC Symphony, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, HOCKET, L.A. Signal Lab, Aperture Duo, and at various venues across the United States and in Europe. As a pianist, Sarah is a founding member of HOCKET and has also performed with wildUp, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, and the Atlanta Symphony where she debuted under the direction of Donald Runnicles in 2005. Sarah holds degrees in Piano and Composition from Indiana University, and a Masters and Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in composition from USC where she is currently faculty in Theory and Analysis. Alongside Artistic Director Andrew Norman, she is the Teaching Artist for the esteemed Los Angeles Philharmonic Composer Fellowship Program.