Dr. Mary Lindsey Bailey is the Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of Alabama. Formerly, she served as Assistant Professor of Oboe at Morehead State University and as Instructor of Oboe at Colorado Mesa University. She held the position of Principal Oboe of the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra in Shenzhen, China, Principal Oboe of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Louisville Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Baroque Orchestra, and many other orchestras in the United States. She has performed internationally in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Turin, and Yerevan.
In 2011 she was sponsored by Lorée oboes as a soloist and clinician with the Festival Internacional de Sopros in Rio de Janeiro, and was again featured in the 2014 festival. In April 2015 she performed in the 24/04 World Orchestra in Yerevan, Armenia in commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide. Dr. Bailey is a frequent performer at conferences of the International Double Reed Society and has presented sessions on starting students on oboe at conferences of the Colorado Music Educators Association. She is also on the faculty of the Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival.
Dr. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Music in education and a performance certificate from the University of South Carolina, and both a Masters of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in oboe from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. In addition to her degree studies, she spent a semester abroad at King’s College London. Her principal teachers have been Mark Ostoich, Rebecca Schalk Nagel, and Tess Miller.