Libbie Kent, M.M.

Associate Professor
Department of Music

(602) 489-5300 Ext. 2701
[email protected]

Education

M.M., Arizona State University, Music Theory, Composition Concentration
B.M., Arizona State University, Music Theory & Composition
B.A., Indiana State University, Violin Performance

Bio

Associate Professor Libbie Kent is full time music faculty at ACU since 2003, teaching theory, history, instrumental music and lectures in Humanities.  She serves on numerous committees and is Chair of Academic Assessment Committee, and Curriculum Committee.  She conducted choral, instrumental and theatre performances.  Ms. Kent taught previously at Grand Canyon University, the community college district, and ASU.  She served as choir and/or orchestra director at Grace Community Church (Tempe), First Baptist Church (Tempe), and Hillside Baptist (Phoenix).  Ms. Kent has performed violin in Mesa Symphony, Symphony of the West Valley, Sundome concerts, and Lyric Opera Orchestra; and her compositions have been performed throughout the United States.

Publications

Kent, Libbie (Editor). Integrated Music Theory, A Collection of Music Theory Materials; Music Theory 1-2 (of 4). LAD Publishing, Buford, Georgia. 2006. Print.

Kent, Libbie (Editor). Integrated Music Theory, A Collection of Music Theory Materials; Music Theory 3-4 (of 4). Cengage, Boston, Massachusetts. 2007. Print.

Original Compositions

Three Stones (Symphony Orchestra), Merkin Concert Hall, New York, NY (2000)

Trilithon (Ballet), Herberger Theatre in association with Ballet Arizona, Phoenix (1999)

Trilithon (Symphony Orchestra),Arizona State University Symphony, recorded by KBAQ Classical Music Radio at Grady Gammage (1998)

Numerous original works and arrangements for orchestra, string quartet, voice and ensemble, violin and piano, mixed ensemble have been performed at ASU, NAU, GCU, ACU, Bavarde Summer Festival, Women in Film, community colleges and churches in metropolitan Phoenix area (1996 – present)

Cox Cable, program opening and credits for Channel 7 television shows (2001)

Producer / Conductor, Southwestern Repertory Theatre 

Dramatic Performance Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Paradise Valley Community Church, 2013)

Jane Eyre (North Hills Church of God, 2012) 

Oklahoma!  (North Hills Church of God, 2011)

Charlotte Sweet (Moon Valley Bible Church, 2010

Rossini, Petite Messe Sollenelle, performances Scottsdale Community College, Christ Anglican Church, Episcopal Church of Holy Spirit (2008)

Pirates of Penzance, in association with Hearn Academy, (Church of the Holy Innocents, Episcopal, 2009)

The Mikado  (Church of the Holy Innocents, Episcopal, 2008)

Singing in the Rain (SWC with MoeZart Productions, 2007) Nominated for two Zoni Theatre Awards: Best Musical Direction and Best Actor in a Leading Role

She Loves Me (SWC with MoeZart Productions, 2006)

Awards

Fellow: Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship, Composition, 1 of 125 National Fellows (four-year term, 1996-2000)
Composition Prize: North American Artist’s Foundation for orchestral work (1999)