Welcome to

Michael Kimber’s


Marian Wilson Kimber and Michael Kimber in spring 2004 after
his last faculty recital at the University of Southern Mississippi

(Photo by Alejandro Encinas)

In summer 2004 Dr. Michael Kimber moved to Iowa City with his
wife, Dr. Marian Wilson Kimber, associate professor of musicology
in the School of Music at the University of Iowa. He plays in the viola
sections of Orchestra Iowa and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra,
teaches at Coe College, and continues to be active as a solo and
chamber music performer and composer. He has been visiting professor
of viola at the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa.

Formerly the viola professor at the University of Kansas and at the
University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Kimber is also the creator
of the popular poly-pad shoulder rest for violin and viola, now in its
20th year, and an award-winning composer of music for strings.

To find out more about Dr. Kimber, his music, the poly-pad, and
a few other things that might interest string players, including a bit of
humor(?), please proceed to Michael Kimber’s VIOLA HOMEPAGE.

Here is information about recent and upcoming performances.

(The background music of this “welcome” page
is an excerpt from Kimber’s Fantasía Hispana.)

Michael Kimber’s “International” Viola Class at USM in Spring 2004
Front: Alejandro Salgado
Middle (L to R): Armine Hayrikyan, Gisela Rodriguez, Pablo Saelzer, Wesley Cole
Back (L to R): Sondra Román, Tomás Fajardo, Paula Krupiczewicz, Alejandro Encinas,
Joshua Yaeger, Maria Montaño

(Photo by Alejandro Encinas)



Updated March 29, 2014.