Gennevieve L. Brown-Kibble


Gennevieve Brown-Kibble is director of choral activities at Southern Adventist University, a position she has held since 2005. Previous to this appointment she was an associate professor of music and director of choral activities at Pacific Union College. An accomplished singer, Kibble, a native of Jamaica, West Indies, is also a Canadian citizen.

Her family moved to Toronto, Canada, in 1970 and she attended nearby Kingsway College, where she studied voice with Carl Anderson. Following graduation from KC, she completed a B.A. in music education at Andrews University in 1982 with voice as her performance area.

Four years later, she received an M.A. in vocal performance with cognates in choral conducting and vocal pedagogy from Indiana University at Bloomington, having studied with Camilla Williams. Brown-Kibble was awarded a D.M.A. with a major in choral conducting and a minor in musicology from the University of Arizona in 2000.

Prior to going to PUC in 1996, she directed choral ensembles and gave private voice lessons at Columbia Academy in Battleground, Washington, and at Auburn Adventist Academy in Auburn, Washington. While she was at AAA, Sylvan, the school's select choir, performed at the 1990 General Conference Session in Indianapolis, Indiana. Brown-Kibble also served as director of music for the First United Methodist Church while residing in Auburn.

In addition to touring widely in the U.S., her choirs have performed in Australia, Canada, Finland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden. She has also been a frequent guest conductor and soloist throughout her career.

Brown-Kibble conducts three choral ensembles at SAU, provides individual vocal instruction, and teaches choral conducting, music education, and music history. She is married to Kevin Kibble, associate chaplain at SAU.


Sources: Southern Adventist University website biography (2012); biography at SAUwiki (2012); Biography in printed program for a recital she performed at Walla Walla College, now University, unknown date; January 31, 2011, publicity for Deep River, a musical drama by Royson James, performed July 17, 2011 in Toronto, Canada; Personal Knowledge.