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Associate Professor

About

Dr. Michael Geib, double bassist, joined the faculty at the University of Central Oklahoma School of Music in 2010. He holds degrees from Clemson University and Florida State University, and has also taught at Florida State University, Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond North High School, and the Quartz Mountain Music Festival. He is committed to teaching bassists to be versed in all types of music, with his doctoral treatise focusing on teaching improvisation to orchestral double bass players. Dr. Geib maintains an active performing career with the Enid and Norman Symphony Orchestras, the Claire Piersol Band, the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, the Painted Sky Opera, the 5th Street Jazz Collective, and the Colorado Mahlerfest Orchestra. Dr. Geib also teaches privately through Geib Musik.

Classes Taught

Applied Double Bass

String Chamber Music

Jazz Theory

Jazz Ensembles

String Techniques

Jazz & Commercial Music Arranging

Music Theory

Education and Certifications

Doctor of Music in String Performance:

Florida State University

Master of Music in String Performance & Master of Music in Jazz Studies:

Florida State University

Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts-Music & Bachelor of Arts in Spanish:

Clemson University

Experience

Associate Professor of Double Bass: University of Central Oklahoma, 2010 - present 

Adjunct Professor of Double Bass: Oklahoma Christian University, 2011 - 2012

Orchestra Instructor: Edmond North High School, 2011 - 2012

Chamber Music Instructor: Florida State University,  2007 - 2010

Honors and Awards

CGS/Proquest Distinguished Dissertation Award Finalist: Florida State University

Summa Cum Laude Graduate of the College of Music: Florida State University

Summa Cum Laude Graduate of the Calhoun Honors College: Clemson University

Outstanding Student in Performing Arts in Music: Clemson University

Scott Hendrickson Memorial Jazz Ensemble Award: Clemson University

Eagle Scout Award: Troop 245, Hilton Head Island, SC

Interests

Downhill Snow Skiing, Cooking & Grilling, Urban Hiking, Cycling, Outdoors & Camping

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Structuring Versatility: A Organized Survey of Modern Double Bass Playing 

Published by Geib Musik 2018

Teach Your Orchestra to Improvise 

Smart Music Blog 2017

Teaching Improvisation to Orchestral Double Bass Players: Significance and Methodology 

Doctoral Treatise, Florida State University 2013

Professional and Community Involvement

American Federation of Musicians:

Local 375-703

American String Teachers Association:

Collegiate Chair, Oklahoma State Chapter

College Music Society

International Society of Bassists

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy can be described in three tenets: fundamentals, versatility, and passion.  When embracing these three principles, I believe that any student can have a successful career in music.  

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