Oboe

Department: Music

Contact

Office: Bixler 104
Phone: 207-859-5670
Fax: 207-859-5635
Email: mpalbert@colby.edu

Mailing Address

5670 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8856

Education

Areas of Expertise

Professional Information

Michael Albert attended the University of Southern Maine as a Double Performance Major in oboe and voice. He also studied at the Interlochen and Longy Schools of Music. As an oboe soloist, Michael has performed with the Maine Music Society, the Portland and Bangor Symphony Orchestras, the Harvard and Brown University Baroque Orchestras, and the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra in Massachusetts. Michael has also performed chamber works at various colleges around New England including Wesleyan, Bowdoin, Bates, Colby and Dartmouth. Michael has also performed as an oboist in various Bach cantatas, John Rutter’s Requiem, and Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. As an oboe soloist, Michael has performed Vivaldi’s Concerto in D minor, Bach’s Concerto in C minor for oboe and violin, and the Strauss concerto for oboe. As a countertenor, he has performed throughout New England as a soloist in Handel’s Judas Maccabeus and Messiah, Bach’s Mass in B minor, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Carissimi’s Jephthe and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. His oboe awards include the Emily K. Rand and Kotzschmar scholarships, the Maine Governor’s Award, and the Maine Bay Chamber Concerts’ Harvey Picker prize. His vocal awards include the Lillian Nordica Award, 1st place at Maine NATS, and the Bay Chamber Concerts’ Louise Meyers Vocal Award. As a composer, Michael co-composed film scores for the PBS documentaries Sweet Ambition and The Polygamist’s Daughter. Both were pre-nominated for a Grammy Award. He currently performs with Initial Ascent (an original composition improve trio), Port City Winds Woodwind Quartet, the Rogues of Arcadia early music ensemble, Portland Pro Musica, the Southern Maine String Quartet, and performs chant and chant-based polyphony with the Schola Cantorum of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, ME.

Courses Currently Teaching 2013-2014

MU191 Q1 Lessons: Credit
MU191 Q2 Lessons: Credit