Shiela Kibbe is currently Assistant Professor and chairman of the Collaborative Piano Department at Boston University's School of Music.

Hailed by Richard Dyer in The Boston Globe as a "superb collaborative pianist," Ms. Kibbe has been recital partner to French hornist Eric Ruske, violist Michelle LaCourse, trumpeter Terry Everson, and singers Mark Aliapoulios, Penelope Bitzas, Gui-Ping Deng, D'Anna Fortunato, William Hite, Sarah Pelletier, and William Sharp. She has been the pianist for baritone Stephen Salters, recording with him on the Qualiton 'Cypres' label, and concertizing with him throughout Belgium, Germany, Japan, and Russia.

For several years, Ms. Kibbe was rehearsal pianist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood Festival Chorus, as well as accompanist for the John Oliver Chorale, recording with them on the Koch label. She has served as principal keyboardist and vocal coach for the Symphony and Opera Association in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and as pianist for the Pennsylvania Opera Theatre, the Philadelphia Orchestra Woodwind Quintet Seminars, and the International Suzuki Institute in Ithaca, New York.

Ms. Kibbe holds two Master of Music degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia, and was twice a fellow in Vocal Accompanying at the Tanglewood Music Center. She has taught at New England Conservatory and began her association with Boston University as a vocal coach in the Opera Institute.


Distler Performance Hall at Tufts University | September 27, 2009
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