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Born to Perform

A Real Star

Behind the Music

A Creative Presence

CAROLINE G GIBSON, Soprano, is an active performer, has earned the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree (D.M.A.) (dissertation:  "An Investigation into Benjamin Britten's Church Parable:  The Burning Fiery Furnace"), from the University of Iowa School of Music, Iowa City, Iowa; the Master of Music (M.M.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degrees from the Catholic University of America Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Washington, D.C. and The University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, respectively. Dr. Gibson is also an alumnus of AIMS (American Institute of Musical Studies) in Graz, Austria and SSMA (Sessione Senese per la Musica e l'Arte Vocal Program) in Siena, Italy.  She is the recipient of Individual Artists Grants from the D.C. Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Soprano has also enjoyed the distinct privilege of studying and living with acclaimed Swiss-born Baritone Francois Loup (discovered by Menotti at Spoleto Festival) and his wife while completing an intensive vocal studies program. 

The Sunday News Journal, Wilmington, Delaware said of the Soprano's voice, "... a voice to be reckoned with ..." while the Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina said "... her 'Summertime' was sweet and warm as molasses." Dr. Gibson's most memorable performances have been two Verdi masterpieces, Abigaille in NABUCCO with Constanta Opera in Romania and Soprano Soloist in Verdi's REQUIEM.

Dr. Gibson has done solo concert tours in Mexico and the US Virgin Islands; has been featured on "Artists Spotlights" on classical music stations, WGMS, Washington, D.C. and KUSI, Iowa City, Iowa; featured on Maryland Public Television (MPT) and PBS and Toscana Canale 3, Siena, Italy; sung throughout Europe; debut recital at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; and has performed in other venues as the intimate Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, New York, New York; The Tower in St. Paul's Grenada; Steinway & Sons Recital Hall and Strathmore Music Center, Rockville, Maryland; Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, Maryland; George Washington National Masonic Memorial and the Lyceum, Alexandria, Virginia; Mary McLeod Bethune Museum and Warner Theater, Washington, D.C., to name a few. The Soprano has toured with the Harlem Festival Theater in Frankfurt and Baden-Baden, Germany and Living Arts in the U.S. Midwestern states and Hong Kong.  

Dr. Gibson is currently  Vocal Artist in Residence/Assistant Professor of Music, and Director of the Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop and Small Vocal Ensembles at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky.   The Soprano also serves as the Executive Director for The Singers' Project/DCFMC, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and on the board of directors for both DCFMC (District of Columbia Federation of Music Clubs) and NFMC (National Federation of Music Clubs).  

The Soprano is a member of SAI (Sigma Alpha Iota, International Music Fraternity), Pi Kappa Lambda (National Music Honors Society) and NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing).  Dr. Gibson has recorded a CD of Negro Spirituals and companion DVD, "On Ma Journey Now" and "The Making of On Ma Journey Now."  Two of the selections from the CD, Honor, Honor and Steal Away have been featured on Broadjam’s top 10 list in the category of Religious-Folk Music.

 
 
 

Reviews

Critical Acclaim

 

The State Journal;    Frankfort,Kentucky

"At the conclusion of this performance, I was left amazed by Gibson's incredible technique, encompassing:  masterful breath technique, incredible diaphragm support, splendid projection, coupled with superb enunciation, and impeccable deployment of vibrato."  "... should Dr. Caroline Gibson have been born during the classical era in years past, she would have been one of the singers of renown performing under the direction of Mozart, Haydn, or Bach." (Click here to read the full review.)  

The State Journal, Frankfort, Kentucky

The Courier; Frankfort, Kentucky

"You had to be there to see it, hear it and feel it.  The performance was sublime.  Dr. Caroline Gibson, Soprano, accompanied by Dr. Keith McCutchen on the piano with the Kentucky State Concert Choir sang 'O Holy Night' like the majesty of heaven.  I was in awe to witness what was surely a divine connection."
The Courier, Frankfort, Kentucky

Sunday News Journal; Wilmington, Delaware

"A voice to be reckoned with ...      Sunday News Journal Wilmington, Delaware

The Post and Courier    Charleston, South Carolina

           "Caroline Gibson (Clara) has a lovely soprano voice, and her 'Summertime' was sweet and warm as molasses."

               The Post and Courier Charleston, South Carolina

Washington Afro-American, Washington, D.C.

             "All of her songs show exuberance and power ..."                                                      
                Washington Afro-American Washington, D.C.


Appreciation

Nette Radio    Dallas, Texas

          "From moving spirituals to uplifting jubilee, 'On Ma Journey Now' is rich with the music that makes up a very important part of American music.  Negro Spirituals are a unique music genre and Caroline G Gibson does a beautiful job of performing each song with pure heart, soul and a rich soprano voice that reaches up to the greatest heights."
                  Nette Radio Dallas, Texas

Broadjam

"Caroline, Enjoyed Honor, Honor --- Best Wishes For Wherever Faith, Life & The Music May Lead You ... "  J Nelson K (Broadjam)   


"Wow!  What a voice!  Was certainly not expecting this treat!

Susan Witzel (Broadjam)

Sound & Soul

"Brava!  Congratulations on a truly masterful recital today!  Karen and I are still talking about it, not just your obvious vocal virtuosity, but the great range of emotion that you displayed.  Conveying to the audience the depth of feeling unique to each selection is something not many artists can do.  I have come to believe that some performers may achieve (relative) technical mastery through hard work, but the ability to convey this emotional essence is a gift bestowed by God on only a select few.  Please let me know about your future engagements.   Thanks again for a wonderful performance and best wishes,"

                                                      Howard L. Feinstein, Motivational Speaker

National Federation of Music Clubs, Board Members

"Caroline, How exciting to hear and see you last night! Wow, what a voice! You were absolutely fantastic! Check my FB page to see comments from Jean Moffatt & Frances Nelson. Looking forward to seeing you in Fargo."
Harriet -- NFMC Board Member (National Federation of Music Clubs)

Allerseelen Concert

My wife and I had the pleasure of attending your excellent recital yesterday afternoon, and I just wanted to say, "Brava!" It was a most enjoyable way to spend part of Sunday afternoon, and I hope you will do it again soon." 
Sincerely,
Woodson Smith

 

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