Mary Lindsey Bailey
Instructor of Oboe
Dr. Mary Lindsey Bailey was recently appointed to the faculty of the University of Alabama School of Music. Formerly, she served as Assistant Professor of Oboe at Morehead State University and as Instructor of Oboe at Colorado Mesa University. She held the position of Principal Oboe of the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra in Shenzhen, China, Principal Oboe of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Louisville Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Baroque Orchestra, and many other orchestras in the United States. She has performed internationally in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and Turin.
In 2011 she was sponsored by Lorée oboes as a soloist and clinician with the Festival Internacional de Sopros in Rio de Janeiro, and was again featured in the 2014 festival. In April 2015 she performed in the 24/04 World Orchestra in Yerevan, Armenia in commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide. Dr. Bailey is a frequent performer at conferences of the International Double Reed Society and has presented sessions on starting students on oboe at the 2011 and 2015 Colorado Music Educators Association conferences.
Dr. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Music in education and a performance certificate from the University of South Carolina, and both a Masters of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in oboe from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. In addition to her degree studies, she spent a semester abroad at King’s College London. Her principal teachers have been Mark Ostoich, Rebecca Schalk Nagel, and Tess Miller.