Caroline Oberheu (“Callie” to her friends) has been playing third horn with the WSO since 2004. She has also performed with Canzona, the MusikBarock ensemble, and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Callie was born and raised in Gilroy, California. After several years of piano lessons, she decided to take up the horn because she was inspired by her parents, two amateur musicians who met while playing horn together in the 1960s. Prior to joining the WSO, Callie attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and Rice University in Houston, Texas. Her primary teachers included Los Angeles film studio legend Vincent DeRosa, Richard Todd and William VerMeulen. When she’s not playing horn, Callie keeps busy as a football mom and special needs advocate.