Jaren Atherholt

 Jaren Atherholt
Instructor of Oboe, Interlochen Arts Camp
Interlochen Arts Academy
High School Diploma, Oboe
Cleveland Institute of Music
Bachelor of Music
Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
Master of Music

About Jaren

Jaren Atherholt is the Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She previously served as principal oboist of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra from 2007–2018. 

A native of Alaska, Atherholt has performed to stellar reviews as a featured concerto soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic, A Far Cry, and the Hamptons Festival of Music. Atherholt has performed as guest principal oboist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Detroit Symphony, as well as guest associate principal oboist with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Atherholt spent four summers at the Marlboro Music Festival and currently performs each summer with the Grand Teton Music Festival. 

She has served on the faculty of John Mack Oboe Camp, Interlochen Oboe Institute, the Wintergreen Music Academy, and the Vianden International Music School. Recent performances include guest principal oboist with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico, and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Personally responsive pedagogy is at the heart of my philosophy of teaching; therefore, as an educator I cultivate a space where students can develop a sense of pride, value their voice, and see themselves thriving and creating in the classical music industry. I nurture them as they develop this lens to inform who they want to be as artists and change agents in the world.

H.S. Diploma, Interlochen Arts Academy
B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music
M.M., Shepherd School of Music, Rice University