Mark Cooney


Oboe & Guitar

Mark Cooney is an oboist, cor anglais, and traditional Irish instrumentalist from Detroit Michigan. Mr. Cooney Received his B.A in Oboe performance from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, as well participated in their Orchestral Studies post graduate program.

He is a recipient of the Evangeline Dumesnil scholarship, Harry Begian Award in Musical Excellence,Star of Delta Omicron Music fraternity,and has performed with various ensembles in the Detroit area including, The Michigan Philharmonic, International Symphony of Sarnia, Detroit Civic Symphony, Ann Arbor Chamber Players, and the Detroit Camarata as well as participated in the American Youth International Orchestra where he toured Germany, France, Belgium and, the Netherlands with one of America’s leading young persons orchestra Mr.Cooney also earned a Master’s Degree In Irish Music Studies from the Irish World Academy of Music where he graduated with honours.

Currently living in Limerick Ireland, Mr. Cooney has performed in many ensembles in the country which include, The Limerick Early Music Festival Orchestra, Limerick Philharmonic Orchestra,Limerick Choral Union Orchestra, Irish Symphonic Wind Orchestra University of Limerick Orchestra, Adult Irish Youth Orchestra and, was invited to give an oboe masterclass at the Limerick School of Music.

His primary teachers on the oboe and cor anglais were Brian Ventura ( Detroit Symphony Orchestra), Dr. Eldonna May, Stephanie Shapiro( Wayne State University), and TImothy Michling ( Ann Arbor Symphony).