Mark DuBois holds a Bachelor of Music '83 and Master's of Music '84 in oboe performance
from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with oboist John Mack, as well
as an Master's in Education '97 from the University of Buffalo. In addition to his
theory and oboe teaching duties at Fredonia State University, he performs with the
Erie Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Western New York Chamber
Orchestra. Mark served as oboe instructor a Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA, for several years. He, along with fellow faculty member oboist Sarah Hamilton, is the author of the
oboe chapter of Teaching Woodwinds, an online method book, which will be published by Mountainpeak Music in 2014.
He served as principal oboist with the Flint Symphony Orchestra in Michigan from 1984-1992,
while performing as extra and substitute with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra during
those years as well as teaching a large private studio of oboists. He additionally
performs as an accompanying pianist for student recitals at Fredonia State, as well
as occasionally accompanying his colleagues on faculty recitals.
Mark’s former students have gone on to further musical activities including principal
oboe in the Atlanta, Orlando and Florida West Coast Symphonies, section playing in
the Virginia Symphony, teaching on the faculty at Larchmont Music Academy, and musical
study at various colleges and conservatories.