Education

Music Education has been a crucial part of Clark Gibson's career for 20 plus years. Clark has 3 degrees in music. He has a bachelor's in Musical Arts from Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA, a Master's and Doctorate in Jazz Studies from the University of Illinois.
 
He is proud to serve as Director of Jazz Studies and Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Northeastern State University from 2015-2018. During his time there, he worked closely with guest artists such as Doc Severinsen, Kevin Mahogany, Oliver Nelson Jr., Charles McPherson, Doug Beavers and many more.
 
Clark is a sought after clinician for jazz ensembles of any level and has judged numerous jazz festivals and saxophone competitions throughout the country including the National Collegiate Jazz Saxophone competition at the 2016 bi-annual NASA  (North American Saxophone Alliance) competition. 
 
To learn more, feel free to check his full curriculum vitae on the bio page of this website.
 
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Below is a video of Junior High kids performing their own original composition "7 Grams of Saturated Fat" under the direction of Clark Gibson at the conclusion of the ISYM (Illinois Summer Youth Music) camp.