Dr. Mary Lindsey Bailey is the Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of Alabama and holds the position of Principal Oboe of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra. She held the position of Principal Oboe of the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra in Shenzhen, China, served as Principal Oboe of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, and is an active performer with many orchestras throughout the United States. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Alabama, she served as Assistant Professor of Oboe at Morehead State University, Instructor of Oboe at Colorado Mesa University, and served on the faculty of Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival.
Dr. Bailey has performed around the globe in cities such as London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Havana, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta. She has performed on multiple occasions as a featured performer at the Festival Internacional de Sopros in Rio de Janeiro and is a frequent performer at conferences of the International Double Reed Society and the Music by Women Festival. In 2015, she served as Second Oboe in the 24/04 World Orchestra in Yerevan, Armenia and returned to Armenia in 2019 as English hornist of the WCIT World Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Vuorovesi Trio, a chamber ensemble active in performing and commissioning works for flute, oboe, and clarinet.
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 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 are Mark Ostoich, Rebecca Schalk Nagel, and Tess Miller.