Michael Kibbe

Michael Kibbe, composer, has a total creative output is over 220 concert works, including two string quartets, 13 wind quintets, a large variety of mixed chamber music for winds, strings, brass, harp, keyboards and percussion. His catalogue includes works for band, orchestra and concertos. Kibbe’s compositions have been performed throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, Israel and China. Kibbe has written in numerous styles varying from Neo-Classical and Neo-Romantic to non-diatonic and minimalist. He plays most of the standard woodwind instruments, which has been a great help in composing, and has done live performing and recording work in Los Angeles for over 40 years, in addition to having been active as a music copyist for film, TV and live performance. For 17 years he was oboist and arranger with the Los Angeles based North Wind Quintet, which did hundreds of school programs and toured Mexico 3 times.