Theory & Oboe
Mason Hall 2157
Oboe Studio Web Page (this site is not maintained by SUNY Fredonia and will open in a new browser window)
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 also serves as oboe instructor at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. 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.