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, professor of musicology in
the School of Music at the University of Iowa. He plays viola
in Orchestra Iowa and teaches viola at Coe College. He has also
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 27th 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, please
proceed to Michael Kimber’s VIOLA HOMEPAGE.

Here is information about recent and upcoming performances.

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 July 26, 2017.