Michael A. Kimbell has won numerous awards and accolades for his music compositions, which range from chamber, choral and orchestral works to short operas and children's theatre music. His Arcadian Symphony, which juxtaposes contrapunctal 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 has been a free-lance composer, music editor and piano technician since 1978. He is currently Composer in Residence with the Community Music Center Orchestra of San Francisco, where he is also principal clarinetist. Michael 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 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.
As music publishers who are dedicated to serving professional and amateur musicians, Michael and Edith's passions and aims are twofold:
▪ To revive long out-of-print classical and romantic piano and chamber music, especially piano music for children; and
▪ To publish the music compositions of our chief editor Michael Kimbell.
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.