Joice Waterhouse Gibson

Dr. Joice Gibson is Lecturer in Music at Metropolitan State College of Denver, her fifth year in a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position. Previously, she taught as part-time affiliate faculty at Metro State and worked in an administrative role in the music department there and as a graduate instructor in the College of Music at CU Boulder. She has taught a variety of musicology classes, including music history, music appreciation and music in American culture, as well as guided seniors in researching and writing their capstone projects. Having taught for over 12 years, she was the recipient of an award for teaching excellence in the online environment at Metro State, where she teaches and coordinates the online music appreciation classes.

Dr. Gibson's dissertation addressed the role of music in English comic opera, and her master thesis explored transcultural music participation in America. She has presented papers at regional, national, and international conferences and co-authored an instructor's manual for Titon's Worlds of Musictextbook (McGraw-Hill, 2001). She is associate conference manager of the Society for American Music and immediate past-president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the College Music Society.