Music Associate Professor of Music and Music Education
John V. Gilbert is currently teaching in The Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, where he served as Chair from 1985-1992. He holds the B.M. and B.A. from Texas Tech University and his masters and doctoral degrees from Columbia University. He has composed multimedia works for dance, opera and musical theatre. His multimedia opera, Rotation, was featured in Stewart Kranz's Technology in the Arts as an innovative application of technology to opera. His other compositions have featured works for keyboard, vocal, choral, instrumental, musical theatre, and computer music. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including grants from the Danforth Foundation, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and a joint grant from the Texas Council for the Arts and the National Endowment. He serves as a judge for the Gleason Book Awards which is jointly sponsored by BMI, Rolling Stone Magazine, and NYU in recognition of outstanding books in the field of commercial and popular music. At NYU he played a key role in the development of the Music Business and Technology Programs, musical theatre and opera, including the summer musical theatre program. He worked closely with the music industry in assisting the establishment of the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at New York University.