Applied Classical & Jazz Bass
Jazz Ensemble IV
Jazz Repertory Combo I
Dr. Michael Geib, double bassist, composer, and pedagogue, joined the faculty at the University of Central Oklahoma School of Music in 2010. He earned his bachelor's degree from Clemson University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the Florida State University College of Music. His principal teachers have included Melanie Punter, Rodney Jordan, Ian Bracchitta, and Delbert Felix.
As an orchestral musician, Dr. Geib has performed in professional orchestras in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Currently he is the principal bassist of the Enid Symphony Orchestra and Edmond Chamber Orchestra, as well as a member of the Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra and the Colorado Mahlerfest Orchestra. He has performed on multiple recordings for the Naxos Label, including Ellen Taafe Zwilich: Millennium Fantasy, Images, Peanuts Gallery in 2009, where he was principal bassist and a featured soloist. He has performed in festivals internationally, including the Ringling International Arts Festival in Sarasota, Florida and the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has also been featured on a number of radio broadcasts, including Performance Today on American Public Media and Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know? on National Public Radio.
As a jazz musician, Dr. Geib has performed with Dave Douglas, Kenny Garrett, John Fedchock, Marcus Roberts, Jason Marsalis, Marcus Printup, Walt Weiskopf, Martin Bejerano, Quentin Baxter, and Paul McKee, among others. He has frequently performed at The Jazz Corner on Hilton Head Island, recognized by Downbeat Magazine as one of the “150 Great Jazz Venues of the World.” Internationally, he has performed in such clubs as The Music Village in Brussels, Belgium. Currently, he is a member of the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra and performs with a number of different groups in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. He is also an active jazz composer, having written original music for the Clemson Players production of Susan Lori Parks’ 365 Days/Plays, the Wishbone Theatre Collective production of The Story of Pete and Pickles, and the Quartz Mountain Music Festival.
An active theatre orchestra musician, Dr. Geib has performed in the musicals Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes, Spring Awakening, Beauty and the Beast, South Pacific, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, The Last Five Years, Little Shop of Horrors, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, and Big River, among others. He has performed in multiple premieres, including Gibson and Staskel’s i.d. in 2010 and Broadway Tonight’s Flipside: The Patti Page Story in 2011. He also performs regularly for the Lyric Theater of Oklahoma.
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