Michael Kimbell has been a piano technician and free-lance composer since 1978. He has won numerous awards and accolades for his music compositions, which range from symphonic, chamber, choral, piano, harp, and vocal works to opera and children’s theatre music. His Arcadian Symphony , which juxtaposes contrapuntal gestures from classical and romantic suites and symphonies with a modern sensibility and idiom, has gained critical acclaim and was awarded First Prize by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra.
Michael is principal clarinetist and resident composer with the Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra in San Francisco. He is a member of ASCAP, the National Association of Composers USA, the American Musicological Society, and the Piano Technicians Guild.
Michael received his D.M.A. in music composition in 1973 from Cornell University upon completing studies with Robert Palmer and Karel Husa at Cornell, and with John Davison and Alfred Swan at Haverford College. Michael then held assistant professorships at Johnson State College in Vermont and the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
Edith Kimbell is a free-lance short story writer, music editor and translator. Edith brings to English renditions of non-English vocal works a keen sense of poetic faithfulness and practical vocal diction, so demanded by singers.
Edith studied German and English literature and philology at Vienna University, the University of Saskatchewan and Cornell University, receiving her M.A. in German literature in 1969. She has taught at Johnson State College, Vermont.
Michael and Edith enjoy reading, hiking, and studying the viola da gamba together.
As music publishers who are dedicated to serving professional and amateur musicians, Michael and Edith’s passions and aims are twofold:
▪ To publish the music compositions of our chief editor Michael Kimbell; and
▪ To revive long out-of-print classical and romantic piano and chamber music, especially piano music for children.
Our editions are carefully prepared, both for clarity and for faithfulness to original editions. They are further computer-engraved and laid out according to the highest industry standards.