Albie Micklich

Albie Micklich is Associate Professor of Bassoon at Arizona State University. Prior to this appointment Micklich was on the faculty of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University of Missouri-Columbia, Michigan State University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Micklich holds degrees from Michigan State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and The Juilliard School where he studied with Barrick Stees, David Borst and David Carroll, respectively.

He is currently Co-Principal Bassoon with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra (Columbus, OH) and bassoonist with the Ocotillo Winds. 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 conference performances include; Birmingham Conservatoire, England (2009), Ball State University (2007), Melbourne, Australia (2004), University of North Carolina-Greensboro (2003) and the University of West Virginia (2001). Micklich, along with Professor Martin Schuring, will co-host the 2011 IDRS conference on the campus of ASU.

An active chamber musician, Micklich taught and performed at the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in the Czech Republic (2007) and has performed at the International Clarinet Association conferences in Porto, Portugal (2009), Kansas City (2008) and Tokyo, Japan (2005). He has also performed at the College Music Society conferences in San Antonio, TX, Madrid, Spain and Quebec City, Canada.

As a member of the Moran Quintet (2001-2006) Micklich recorded Wind Chamber Music of Theodor Blumer, Vol. 3 (2007) and Vol. 2 (2004), both recordings are available on Crystal Records. As a member of the Missouri Quintet, he recorded the world premiere recordings of David Maslanka’s Woodwind Quintet #3 and Music for Dr. Who for bassoon and piano on Albany Records. Dr. Micklich can also be heard on the CD recording Roger Daltry – A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who with such artists as The Who, The Chieftains, David Sandborn and Sinead O’Connor. He has contributed on three PBS specials; Willa Cather: The Road is All, The Monkey Trials (winner of a 2003 George Foster Peabody Award) and Distant Melodies, Postcards for Europe (1993), and the CD-ROM The Juilliard Music Adventure. Most recently he can be heard performing the world premiere recording of David Maslanka?s Orpheus and Paul Chiara’s Branches on the MSR Classics release Bassoon Surrounded (2009) featuring bassoonist Dr. Christin Schillinger (ASU alum) and percussionist Dr. Andrew Heglund.

He has given recitals throughout Europe, Bermuda, Brazil, Australia, Japan and the United States and has presented recitals and master classes at numerous universities across the United States. Recent university recitals and master classes include; Eastman School of Music, Ithaca College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Illinois State University, University of Illinois, SUNY-Fredonia, University of Nevada at Reno and Ohio State University.