Faculty & Staff
Mary Oleskiewicz, PhD
- Associate Professor of Performing Arts, College of Liberal Arts
- 617.287.6989 Telephone:
- Mary.Oleskiewicz@umb.edu Email:
100 Morrissey Blvd. Office Location: McCormack Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 00618
Areas of Expertise
Music History and Musicology
PhD, Duke University
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Mary Oleskiewicz is an international performer on the Baroque flute, a highly regarded teacher of historical and modern woodwind instruments, and one of the leading scholars of her generation on the music of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries. Her edition of chamber works by J. J. Quantz was published by A-R Editions in 2001, and her recording of flute works by Quantz was issued by Naxos in 2003. A 1999 recipient of the Ph.D. in Musicology from Duke University, she has published major articles in Early Music, Bach Perspectives, the Galpin Society Journal, and the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society and has won two grants from the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst to support research in European archives and instrument collections.
Professor Oleskiewicz is a two-time recipient of the University's Healey Endowment Award to support her research, editing, and recording of 18th-century chamber music, and was first-prize winner in 2001 in the triennial Baroque Flute Artist competition of the National Flute Association. Performance credits include the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center, the Boston Early Music Festival, and the Library of Congress, as well as public lecture-demonstrations in the US, Germany, England, and Scotland. In fall 2001 she joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Boston as Assistant Professor of Music. She previously served as Assistant Professor of Music at the University of South Dakota and Curator of Musical Instruments at The National Music Museum: America's Shrine to Music, an internationally recognized collection of historical musical instruments in Vermillion, South Dakota.