Flutist Carla Copeland-Burns enjoys an active teaching and performing career based in North Carolina. Noted as a flexible and versatile player, she performs with the Greensboro and North Carolina Symphony orchestras, as well as the North Carolina Opera, Carolina Ballet, flute4, Mallarmé Chamber Players, and with the performer-composer collective Blue Mountain/Forecast. Enthusiastic about new works, she has been a member of commissioning projects and premiere performances with her chamber ensembles and as a soloist. Carla Copeland-Burns teaches at Duke University and Meredith College.
Michael Burns is professor of bassoon at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He serves as principal bassoon with the Asheville Symphony, the North Carolina Opera and as bassoonist in the EastWind Ensemble, the Blue Mountain Ensemble, and Forecast Music. He also performs regularly with the North Carolina, and Greensboro Symphonies and as a guest with the Ciompi Quartet and Mallarme Chamber Players.
Andy Hudson has appeared in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, at Chicago's Symphony Center, as a concerto soloist at The Midwest Clinic and has performed widely across the US, Canada, Europe, and Africa. He has performed as guest principal clarinet of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and the North Carolina Opera, and he frequently joins the clarinet section of the North Carolina Symphony and the Greensboro Symphony. Currently on faculty at UNC-Greensboro, Hudson was appointed the NC State Chair for the International Clarinet Association in 2019.
Ināra Zandmane has performed with such artists as Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Augustin Hadelich, Ray Chen, Sergei Antonov, Yura Lee, Martin Storey, Paul Coletti, Ian Clarke, and Branford Marsalis, in addition to regularly performing with Blue Mountain Ensemble and in duos with saxophonist Susan Fancher and violinist Fabián López. Ināra Zandmane is the staff accompanist at UNC-Greensboro.