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Albie Micklich is currently Associate Professor of Bassoon at Arizona State University and co-principal bassoon with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, OH. Prior his appointment at ASU, he was on the faculties of University of Missouri-Columbia, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Michigan State University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Born in Emporium, Pennsylvania, he started his musical life playing the saxophone. In the 10th grade he switched to bassoon, teaching himself until his freshman year of college. Albie earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he studied bassoon with Dr. David Borst.He received a Master of Music in Bassoon Performance from The Juilliard School as a student of David Carroll and a Doctor or Musical Arts in Bassoon Performance from Michigan State University as a student of Barrick Stees. As winner of Juilliard's concerto competition, he gave his Avery Fisher Hall solo debut performing the New York premier of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Bassoon Concerto with Stanislaw Skrowaczeski conducting.
An active member in the International Double Reed Society (IDRS), Micklich presented the world premiere of Damian Montano's Double Concerto for Clarinet, Bassoon and Orchestra at the 2008 IDRS conference in Provo, UT. Other IDRS performances include; Ball State University, Melbourne, Australia, University of North Carolina-Greensboro and the University of West Virginia. An active chamber musician, Micklich taught and performed at the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in the Czech Republic and has performed at the International Clarinet Association conference in Kansas City and Tokyo, Japan and the College Music Society conferences in San Antonio, TX, Madrid, Spain and Quebec City, Canada.
In his free time, Albie is a competitive runner and marathoner, avid reader and moviegoer, enjoys spending time at home with his Weimaraner, German Shorthaired Pointer and Ocicat and traveling the world. He performs on a Fox 201 Red Maple bassoon.