Albie Micklich

Dr. Albie Micklich is a globally renowned performer and educator who “shows a rare combination of technical perfection and musical sensitivity.” (The Double Reed Journal)
A musician noted for his versatility, Micklich has frequently been invited to present solo recitals and concertos, chamber music recitals, and masterclasses, on five continents and throughout North America. His 2017 solo CD, Cantando, features works by John Steinmetz, Damian Montano, Bill Douglas, Peter Hope, and Michael Van Bebber. American Record Guide notes Micklich is “an avid champion of new music…[he] plays with elegance, humor, and verve.”

“Micklich’s playing is strikingly moving and compelling, sowing sensitivity, a gorgeous tone quality in all registers, and an uncanny ability to grab his listeners.” (The Double Reed Journal) Micklich has also performed world premiere recordings with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Moran Quintet, Missouri Quintet, and the internationally acclaimed Ahn Trio and Borromeo String Quartet.

A dedicated pedagogue, Micklich is passionate about his students’ musical and professional career successes. His bassoon students have gone on to win premiere orchestral positions throughout the United States, Europe, and New
Zealand; pursued advanced degrees at prestigious conservatories and universities; taught at conservatories, universities, and public schools; and won the prestigious Fulbright Award and the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch
Dienst Award (DAAD).

A champion of new music, Micklich has frequently performed world premieres, participated in over 28 commissions of fresh, new repertoire, and recorded new works by well-known and up-and-coming composers. He currently serves on the board of the Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition (BCMCC), whose mission is to promote new bassoon chamber music works. An active member of the International Double Reed Society (IDRS), Micklich is currently chair of the Gillet-Fox International Bassoon Competition and hosted, along with ASU Professor Martin Schuring, the 2011 IDRS conference at ASU.

Continuing a focus on the significance of expanding the bassoon repertoire, Dr. Micklich has published a number of popular arrangements with TrevCo Music Publishing and Potenza Music. These exciting solo and chamber music
arrangements include works by Igor Stravinsky, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Francisco Tárrega, Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Claude Debussy, and Max Bruch.

Currently, Dr. Micklich is Professor of Bassoon and the Woodwind Area Coordinator at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts—School of Music, Dance and Theatre. His prior academic positions include
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University of Missouri-Columbia, Michigan State University, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He holds degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Michigan State University, and The Juilliard School where he studied with David Borst, Barrick Stees, and David Carroll, respectively.

In his free time, Micklich is an avid runner, movie goer, and reader who loves to explore and camp throughout North America with his husband and Weimaraner in his 4×4 Sprinter camping van.

Micklich is a Fox artist and performs on a custom-built, red maple 680 Fox bassoon.