Margaret Griebling-Haigh began her training in composition and music theory in early childhood with her parents, Mary Ann and Stephen T. Griebling. She studied piano with Margaret Baxtresser and oboe with Harvey McGuire and John Mack of the Cleveland Orchestra. She was principal oboist of the Akron Youth Symphony from 1976-8 under Music Director Paul Biss, and won concerto competitions with both the Akron Youth Symphony and the University Circle Youth Orchestra. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music with Robert Sprenkle and a Masters degree from the San Francisco Conservatory with Marc Lifschey. Before graduating from high school, she had already won many awards in composition, including a grant from BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) in 1975, and First Prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs' Competition for New Orchestral Works in 1978. She has received commissions from the Huntingdon Trio of Philadelphia
Archived Works List
Collioure (1991) Commissioned by the Huntingdon Trio
Commissariat Camels (1998) Poetry by Rudyard Kipling
Coquin' arena (1998)
from "Huntsman, What Quarry?" Poetry by Edna St. Vincent
Millay. I. The Princess Recalls Her One Adventure (1980) II.
Hunstman, What Quarry? (1983)
Love Is Not Blind (1996) Poetry by Edna St. Vincent
Lullaby for Ariana (1985)
Oh, Think Not I Am Faithful (1996) Poetry by Edna St.
The Seals Lullaby (1995) for Julia and Karl Kraus to
celebrate the arrival of Milan. Poetry by Rudyard Kipling
Second Century Prelude (1987) for the 100th anniversary of
the Tuesday Musical Club
Sonata for Double Bass & Piano (1984)
Songs for Young Lovers Poetry by Edna St. Vincent Millay.
I. Armenonville (1981) II. There at Dusk I Found You (1980)
III. The Princess Recalls Her One Adventure (1980) IV. Song for
Young Lovers in a City (1981) V. Huntsman, What Quarry?
Sonnets Poetry by Edna St. Vincent Millay I. Sonnet
xl (1986) II. Sonnet xv (1985) III. Sonnet xlii
Two Bagatelles for Bassoon and Oboe (1974)
Two Bagatelles for Two Trumpets (1992)
Undersea Odyssey (1970) I. Jellyfish II. Sea
Turtles III. The Shark IV. Sea Squirt V. Queen