The founder of Lyrica Baroque, Jaren Atherholt has served as Principal Oboist of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra since 2007. She is also the Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. A native of Alaska, Jaren has performed to stellar reviews as a featured concerto soloist and has been guest Principal Oboist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Detroit Symphony and Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in Mexico City, as well as guest Associate Principal Oboist with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Jaren spent four summers at the Marlboro Music Festival and currently performs each summer with the Grand Teton Music Festival. Jaren plays Loree oboes.