Sarah Gibson
Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment, Composition Program
Office Location

Music Building 0313

Office Hours

By appointment


Composition Program


Sarah Gibson is a Los Angeles-based composer and pianist. Previously the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra‚Äôs Sound Investment Composer, she has received commissions and performances from Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and Chamber Music America, among others. Sarah is co-founder of the new music piano duo, HOCKET, which has been lauded as "brilliant" by the LA Times' Mark Swed. HOCKET has held residences at Avaloch Farm Music Institute and received grants from the Earle Brown Music Foundation and the Presser Foundation. HOCKET has performed at such festivals as the MATA Festival, the L.A. Philharmonic's Noon to Midnight, Other Minds Festival, and with the Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab.

Sarah holds degrees in Piano and Composition from Indiana University and the University of Southern California. She is Associate Artistic Director of the HEAR NOW Music Festival of Los Angeles Composers and Lead-Teaching Artist for the esteemed Nancy and Barry Sanders Los Angeles Philharmonic Composer Fellowship Program alongside Artistic Director, Andrew Norman. This year, Sarah will have premieres with Departure Duo, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's In Focus chamber series, Tuesdays @ MONKSpace, and more. Sarah joined the faculty of the University of California, Santa Barbara as a Lecturer in Composition at the College of Creative Studies and in the Music Department in Fall 2019.