Tracey Craig McKibben earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Pensacola Christian College where she studied with Daniel Nagy and Daisy de Luca Jaffe. Since graduate school, she has taught piano lessons in both school and studio settings. For over two decades, Tracey has taught students of all ages to instill in them a love of music and the technical proficiency to achieve their dreams. Several of her students are now teaching music professionally.
Tracey began composing and arranging while in college, and what began as a hobby quickly developed into a lifelong passion for creating music. Tracey’s first choral octavo was accepted for publication by Lorenz in 2017 and she has had several other octavos published since then. In addition, she is a regular contributor to Lorenz’s piano magazines The Church Pianist and Keyboard Worship and Praise. Her work is also published by Kjos, Easy Choir Music, and Heart Publications. She is a member of ASCAP and has served in many church music leadership roles including music director, choir director for both adult and children’s choirs, pianist, accompanist, and handbell director.
Tracey lives in Dayton, Ohio, with her husband and son. She also has a step-daughter and one eccentric, but lovable, cat. When not composing or teaching, she enjoys hiking with family and friends, jogging, and cycling. She is also an avid reader and knitter.