Mr. Adam Giebner is the choir director at Grand Rapids High School in Grand Rapids, MN where he conducts five curricular choirs. He is also the Artistic Director for the Itasca Community Choir and Director of Camerata, the tenor-bass choir for the Lake Superior Youth Chorus in Duluth, MN. In 2020, Mr. Giebner graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a degree in K-12 Vocal Music Education.
Mr. Giebner is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, currently serving as the Northeast District Chair for ACDA-MN following a successful appointment as Student Representative to the ACDA-MN Executive Board. He served as the bass section coach for the Minnesota Music Educators Association All-State Mixed Choir under the direction of Melanie DeMore and G. Phillip Shoultz III. Mr. Giebner student conducted at ACDA-MN’s Summer Dialogue and participated in a masterclass with conductor Sigrid Johnson. He was selected as a semi-finalist and finalist for the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competitions in both North Dakota and Minnesota.
As a music director, conductor, and pianist, Mr. Giebner has had the joy of working on a number of musicals and operas in North Dakota and Minnesota. Favorites include The Old Maid and the Thief, Children of Eden, and Sussannah. He has also enjoyed putting together choruses for orchestras, including the treble chorus for Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. In North Dakota, Mr. Giebner was a music director and a drama course instructor for the Summer Performing Arts Company, which has been the recipient of many accolades including the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. During his time in Duluth, Mr. Giebner served as section leader for a variety of ensembles including the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra and the Arrowhead Chorale. He concluded his time in Duluth as choir director at First Covenant Church.
Mr. Giebner’s current interests and areas of study include the adolescent changing voice, fostering diversity, inclusivity, and equity through song, and best practices in aural skills.