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Michael Geib, DM
Described as a “masterful” and “impressive” artist, double bassist Michael T. Geib defies musical boundaries. A true musical chameleon, he thrives in every artistic context and aspires to set a new standard of double bass playing in the twenty-first century. He has performed with countless notable artists, including but not limited to Benny Golson, Parry Karp, Linda Purl, Valerie Narjano, Jorja Fleezanis, Jamison Ross, Corrine Stillwell, Jodi Benson, 2CELLOS, David Benoit, Stefan Grasse, Kenny Garrett, Il Divo, Dave Douglas, Sharel Cassity, and Tess Remy-Schumacher. He is committed to performing new works, having played in the world premieres i.d. (2010), Flipside: The Patti Page Story (2011), Bernice Bobs Her Hair (2015), Ascription (2015), Mann… and Wife (2016), To Awaken the Sun (2019), and Cube of Light (2021). An active recording artist, he has performed on a multitude of projects for the Equilibrium, Naxos, Onyx Lane, Quam Audio, and Xolo Labels, as well as innumerable film scores.
While he has performed extensively throughout Europe, North America, and the United Kingdom, he is privileged to call Oklahoma City his home. He maintains an active OKC performance career with the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, the Brisch Center for Historical Performance, the Painted Sky Opera, and the UCO Jazz Lab. He is a proud member of the American Federation of Musicians Chapter 375-703, the International Society of Bassists, and the Oklahoma Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
A steward for posterity, Michael T. Geib teaches privately through the University of Central Oklahoma and Geib Musik. 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. His principal teachers were Melanie Punter, Rodney Jordan, Ian Bracchitta, and Delbert Felix.
Michael T. Geib is honored and humbled to represent the Onyx Lane catalog of artists.
- Applied Double Bass
- String Chamber Music
- Jazz Theory
- Jazz Ensembles
- String Techniques
- Jazz and Commercial Music Arranging
- Music Theory
- Recital Attendance
Education and Certifications
- Doctor of Music in String Performance, Florida State University
- Master of Music in String Performance and Master of Music in Jazz Studies, Florida State University
- Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts-Music and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Clemson University
- Associate Professor of Double Bass: University of Central Oklahoma, 2010-present
- Adjunct Professor of Double Bass: Oklahoma Christian University, 2011-12
- Orchestra Instructor: Edmond North High School, 2011-12
- Chamber Music Instructor: Florida State University, 2007-10
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
Downhill Snow Skiing, Cooking & Grilling, Urban Hiking, Cycling, Outdoors & Camping
Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities
Not As Them Seem
Onyx Lane Records 2021
Dragonetti: 12 Waltzes for Solo Double Bass
Onyx Lane Records 2021
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:
American String Teachers Association:
Collegiate Chair, Oklahoma State Chapter
College Music Society
International Society of Bassists
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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