Donald L. Oehler

President

Nicholas Morrison

Sara Rusché

Sara Rusché began playing viola at the age of 10 in the Flagstaff Public School system. She studied privately into college, at which point she took a break to become a professional sailor. While living in Traverse City, MI and attending the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, she played with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. Since moving to Oakland, she has played with the Oakland Civic Orchestra under the direction of Martha Stoddard. She discovered the joys of chamber music while attending the Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop with her sister Laura in 2012 and has been attending the workshop ever since. She is a founding member of Opus Oakland, a chamber music collective that aims to make chamber music more accessible to Oakland residents and musicians. She actively seeks out opportunities to play chamber music whenever possible.

Martin Brinkley

Martin Brinkley is Dean and William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law. He has served as dean since 2015 and is now the senior dean in service at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dean Brinkley is a devoted and passionate oboist and pianist. His oboe teachers have included Keisuke Wakao, Assistant Principal Oboe of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Principal Oboe of the Boston Pops, and Joseph Robinson, Principal Oboe of the New York Philharmonic (1977-2005). His piano teachers have been Tom Mann of Raleigh, and Mimi Solomon of the UNC-CH faculty, and he has been coached by Sally Pinkas and Myriam Savalos-Teie at the Apple Hill Chamber Music Camp in Nelson, New Hampshire. Dean Brinkley performs regularly as an oboist in solo and chamber music settings the Research Triangle area..