Headshot of Adviser Shiela Kibbe

SHIELA KIBBE is Chairman of the Collaborative Piano Department at Boston University’s School of Music. Hailed in the Boston Globe as "authoritative" and a "superb collaborative pianist," Ms. Kibbe enjoys an international career as recital partner to instrumentalists and vocalists alike, concertizing throughout the United States and Europe, as well as in China, Japan, and Russia.

Ms. Kibbe may be heard in recordings with Courtney Miller, oboist – Centaur Records, Terry Everson, trumpeter – Albany Records, baritone Stephen Salters – Qualiton Records (Cyprés label), and the John Oliver Chorale – Koch. She has premiered works by Derek Charke, Michael Djupstrom, Howard Frazin, Daniel Pinkham, Elena Ruehr, David Sisco, Julian Wachner, and John Wallace, and has been a guest artist for the Eastern Trombone Workshop, Florestan Recital Project, International Trombone Association, International Trumpet Guild, National Trumpet Competition, Naumburg Vocal Competition, and WordSong, Inc.

Shiela Kibbe has given Master Classes for pianists at the Xian and Shenyang Conservatories of Music in China, and in the US at Juilliard, Butler School of Music at the University of Texas - Austin, and Hartt School of Music among others. Graduates of her Boston University degree program in collaborative piano have enjoyed staff pianist positions with the Aspen Music Festival, Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, College Light Opera Company, Eastern Music Festival, and Opera North, and have held apprenticeships at Virginia Opera, the Cafritz Young Artists Program at Washington National Opera, the San Francisco Merola Opera Program, and the Adler Fellows of the San Francisco Opera.