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. He additionally performs as an accompanying pianist for student recitals at Fredonia State, as well as occasionally accompanying his colleagues on faculty recitals.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 and teaching a large private studio of oboists.
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 the Blair School of Music, and musical study at various colleges and conservatories. Mark is married to co-author Sarah Hamilton.