Dr. Mary Lindsey Bailey




Dr. Mary Lindsey Bailey is the Associate 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’s international performances include concerts in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Havana, and Singapore, among others. 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. She served as Second Oboe for the 24/04 World Orchestra in 2015 and as English hornist of the 2019 WCIT World Orchestra, both held in Yerevan, Armenia. She is a member of the Vuorovesi Trio, a chamber ensemble active in performing and commissioning works for flute, oboe, and clarinet. Their first album is set for release on the Blue Griffin label in Summer 2024.

Dr. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Music in education and a performance certificate from the University of South Carolina, and both the MM and DMA 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, Tess Miller, and Frank Miley.