Dr. Reid Messich joined the faculty of the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music as Assistant Professor of Oboe in 2010, where he is also an active member of the Georgia Woodwind Quintet and the Georgia Woodwind Trio. In 2012, Dr. Messich was a featured guest artist at the International Double Reed Society, where he performed works of Bozza and Poulenc. That same year, his UGA Faculty Recital was recorded for UGA-TV.
From 2001-2004 Dr. Messich held the Aspen Academy Conducting Orchestra Fellowship where he served as principal oboist under Maestro David Zinman. In 2004 he toured Japan as co-principal oboist of the Curtis Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Joseph Silverstein. In 2005 Dr. Messich joined the Memphis’ IRIS Orchestra, where he still performs as a member and co-principal oboist under the direction of Maestro Michael Stern. Since 2009 Dr. Messich has been on staff as Instructor of Oboe and an orchestral winds coach for the Masterworks Festival in Winona Lake, Indiana. He has performed as a soloist with the IRIS Orchestra, the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, the ARCO Chamber Orchestra, and the Masterworks Festival Orchestra.
Dr. Messich has performed with many of the world’s greatest musical artists and has played under the baton of prestigious conductors such as Christoph von Dohnanyi, Christoph Eschenbach, Otto-Werner Mueller, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Simon Rattle, David Robertson, Mstislav Rostropovich, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Robert Spano, Yuri Temirkanov, and Hans Vonk.
In high demand, Dr. Messich has performed with many orchestras in the United States, including the Jacksonville Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Miami City Ballet, West Palm Beach Opera, the Boca Raton Symphonia, and The Augusta Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Messich received his Bachelor of Music at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied extensively with Mr. Richard Woodhams, principal oboist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He also holds both a Master and Doctor of Music from The Florida State University, where he was a student Dr. Eric Ohlsson. Other principal teachers include Elaine Douvas, John Mack, and Joseph Robinson. Dr. Messich performs on a Kingswood Yamaha YOB 841 Duet Series.