Dr. Albie Micklich

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DR. ALBIE MICKLICH is Professor of Bassoon at Arizona State University. Prior to this appointment, he served on the faculties of 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. 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) and Principal Bassoon with Lincoln Symphony.

As a dedicated pedagogue, he is passionate about his students’ musical and professional career success. His bassoon students have gone on to win orchestral positions throughout the United States, Europe, and New Zealand; pursue advanced degrees at prestigious conservatories and universities; teach at universities and public schools; and have won the prestigious Fulbright Award and the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst Award. He was twice nominated for ASU’s Parents Association Professor of the Year, an award that spotlights the contributions of ASU’s most highly regarded and excellent professors.

His solo CD
Cantando was released in 2017 on Soundset Records. Included in this CD are world premiere recordings by Damian Montano, Bill Douglas, Michael van Bebber, and also works by John Steinmetz and Peter Hope.

A champion of new music, Albie performs world premieres, commissions fresh repertoire, and records numerous works by well-known and up-and-coming composers. Additionally, he serves on the board of the Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition, whose mission is to promote new bassoon chamber music works. In February of 2017 he performed Christopher Theofanidis’s Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in Gammage Auditorium with the ASU Symphony and Jeffrey Meyer, conductor.

Micklich published a number of popular arrangements with TrevCo Music Publishing and Potenza Music including: Claude Debussy Suite for bassoon and piano, JS Bach Sonata in C Major, BWV 1031, Felix Mendelssohn Concertpiece in F Minor, Op. 113 for oboe, bassoon, and piano; Robert Schumann Six Studeis in Canonic Form, Op. 56 for oboe, bassoon, and piano; Francisco Tárrega Lágrima, Maria, and Recuerdos del Alhambra for two bassoons; Stravinsky Suite for Woodwind Sextet (from Suites 1 & 2 for Small Orchestra); Vivaldi Sposa son Disprezzata for bassoon and piano; and Bruch Four Pieces for clarinet, bassoon, and piano.

An active member in the International Double Reed Society (IDRS), Micklich, is Chair of the Gillet-Fox International Bassoon Competition. Along with Professor Martin Schuring, he was the host of the 2011 IDRS conference at ASU. Other IDRS conference performances and masterclasses include: Tokyo, Japan; New York City; Appleton, WS; Redlands, CA; Miami University, Oxford, OH; Birmingham Conservatoire, England; Provo, UT; Ball State University; Melbourne, Australia; University of North Carolina-Greensboro; and University of West Virginia.

An active chamber musician, Micklich is a founding member of BassooNova Bassoon Quartet, who recently performed with Rainn Wilson from NBC’s
The Office; 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 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.

With the Moran Quintet, Micklich recorded Wind Chamber Music of Theodor Blumer, Vol. 2 and Vol. 3, and world premiere recordings of David Maslanka's
Woodwind Quintet #3 and Music for Dr. Who for bassoon and piano with the Missouri Quintet. He can be heard performing the world premiere recording of David Maslanka’s Orpheus and Paul Chiara’s Branches on MSR Classics Bassoon Surrounded. His solo bassoon CD is set for a 2017 release.

Micklich performed recitals throughout Europe, Bermuda, Brazil, Australia, Japan, and the United States and presented master classes at numerous conservatories and universities across the United States. In his free time, he is an avid runner, movie goer, and reader and can be found exploring Connecticut and Bar Harbor, ME with his partner, German Shortharied Pointer, and Weimaraner.

He is a Fox bassoon artist performing on a custom-built red maple 680 bassoon.

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ASU Gammage Auditorium, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

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