Lawrence Gibbs joined the Louisiana Tech faculty in 1989. Mr. Gibbs teaches clarinet and saxophone, directs the Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band and assists with the Marching Band of Pride. He has studied with Eugene Zoro, James Gillespie, and Alan Keating.
An active performer, Mr. Gibbs frequently appears as a soloist and chamber musician and has performed with the Monroe, Shreveport, and South Arkansas Symphonies. Mr. Gibbs’s most recent performance was with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra playing the Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto. Mr. Gibbs is also the founder and director of the Lawrence Gibbs Orchestra and the Russ-Town Band, a select community band based in Ruston.
Mr. Gibbs’s reviews of recent audio recordings are featured in The Clarinet, an international journal for clarinetists. He has performed at the International Clarinet Fest in New Orleans and the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium in Norman, OK. He serves as an Artist/Clinician for the Selmer Band Instrument Corporation and for Ridenour Clarinet Products. His past professional experience includes a five-year stint in Las Vegas. In addition, he has performed with Bob Hope, Liberace, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Connie Francis, Susan Anton, and the gospel group “The Martins,” among others.