Dr. Albie Micklich

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DR. 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.

In 2013 & 2012 Micklich was nominated for ASU’s Parents Association Professor of the Year, an award that spotlights the contributions of excellent ASU professors.

Micklich published a number of popular arrangements with Potenza Music: Stravinsky Suite for Woodwind Sextet (from Suites 1 & 2 for Small Orchestra) for  flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet, and bassoon; Vivaldi Sposa son Disprezzata for bassoon and piano; Bruch Three Pieces for clarinet, bassoon, and piano; and has more arrangements to be published in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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. He served as Co-Principal Bassoon with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra (Columbus, OH) from 2007-2010 and Principal Bassoon with Lincoln Symphony from 2001-2007.

An active member in the International Double Reed Society (IDRS), Micklich, along with Professor Martin Schuring, was the host of the 2011 IDRS conference at Arizona State University. During IDRS conferences he presented the world premiere of John Steinmetz’s Songs and Dances for oboe and bassoon and Damian Montano’s Suite for Daydreams for bassoon quartet at IDRS 2013, Robbie McCarthy’s Date Shake for Bassoon Quartet at IDRS 2012, Roshanne Etezady’s Hammer/Anvil/Stirrup at IDRS 2011, and Damian Montano’s Double Concerto for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Orchestra at IDRS 2008. Other IDRS conference performances include; Tokyo, Japan (2015), New York City (2014), Birmingham Conservatoire, England (2009), Ball State University (2007), Melbourne, Australia (2004), University of North Carolina-Greensboro (2003), and the University of West Virginia (2001). 

An active chamber musician, Micklich is a founding member of BassooNova Bassoon Quartet (BNBQ). BNBQ has performed throughout the Valley of the Sun and at the IDRS 2013 at University of Redlands, CA & the 2012 conference at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Micklich has performed with the Men Who Don’t Bite Bassoon Quartet, featuring Cleveland Orchestra bassoonists Barrick Stees and Jonathan Sherwin; taught and performed at the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in the Czech Republic and has performed at the International Clarinet Association conferences in Assisi, Italy, Lincoln, NE, Los Angeles, Porto, Portugal, Kansas City, and Tokyo, Japan.  He 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 and Vol. 2, 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; USC, University of Texas, Austin, Eastman School of Music, Bowling Green State University, Miami University, Ithaca College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Illinois State University, University of Illinois, SUNY-Fredonia, University of Nevada at Reno, Ball State University, and The Ohio State University.

His bassoon students have gone on to wind orchestral positions throughout the US, Europe, and New Zealand; pursue degrees at prestigious conservatories and universities; teach a universities and public schools; and have even won the prestigious Fulbright Award and Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service Award).

Micklich is a competitive runner and marathoner. In his free time he can be found at Disneyland, reading, attending movies, spending time with his German Shorthaired Pointer and Weimaraner, and exploring Orange County, CA with his partner.

Micklich is a Fox Bassoon Artist performing on a red maple 201.


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ASU Gammage Auditorium, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

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Bocal Adrenaline Bassoon Band

BassooNova Bassoon Quartet