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Internationally renowned composer and KSU grad Stacy Gibbs will be featured at Legacy 2 Legacy Seminar and Reception


FRANKFORT — The Legacy 2 Legacy Seminar and Reception, hosted by the Kentucky State University (KSU) Division of Fine Arts, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 at in the Bradford Hall Little Theater. The Legacy project is an educational outreach, mentorship and support initiative designed to connect the division’s artistic legacy to the extended service community through alumni engagement and service learning activities that promote the arts to underserved populations.

This year’s lecture will be presented by 2016 Legacy Fellow, internationally renowned composer and former KSU musician Stacy Gibbs.

A successful retail manager, composer, clinician, Gibbs music is published by Gentry Publications, Pavane Publishing, National Music Publishers, Alliance Music and Hinshaw Music. His music has been performed internationally in Ireland, Shanghai, Norway, Czechoslovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Australia, Latvia and many other countries, as well as programmed at all state festivals, M.E.N.C. Festivals, The Choir of The World Festivals, and five consecutive National A.C.D.A. Conventions.

Gibbs setting, “Way Over in Beulah Lan,” was performed at the 57th Inaugural Prayer Service with President Barack Obama and family present. In the same month, he conducted the Wartburg Meistersinger Festival Chorus with the world-renowned soloist Simon Estes performing his setting “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands.”

His spirituals have been performed and commissioned by The United States Air Force Sergeant Singers, The St. Olaf Choir, The Stellenbosch University Choir of Africa, The Wartburg Choir, The U.S.C. Thornton Chamber Singers, Florida State University Singers, the Westminster College, the Winston-Salem State University Singing Rams, the University of Michigan Glee Club, the Mt. San Antonio College Chamber Singers, The Augustana Choir, The Iowa State University Singers, University of Kentucky Male & Women’s Choruses, Kentucky State University Concert Choir, Luther College and many other college, university and high school choral ensembles domestically.


Kentucky State University, building on its legacy of achievement as a historically black, liberal arts, and 1890 Land Grant University, affords access to and prepares a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students to compete in a multifaceted, ever-changing global society by providing student-centered learning while integrating teaching, research and service through high-quality undergraduate and select graduate programs. Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, KSU offers associate (two-year) degrees in two disciplines, baccalaureate (four-year) degrees in 24 disciplines, master’s degrees in eight disciplines, and one advanced practice doctorate in Nursing. KSU has 129 full-time instructional faculty members and more than 1,700 students.