Oboist Mika Allison currently holds positions with the West Michigan Symphony and the Texas Bach Festival Orchestra and is a former member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She has performed with various ensembles throughout the Midwest, including the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and Regali Winds. Mika is a founding member of Aether Ensemble, a woodwind quintet committed to bringing musically dynamic performances to the Chicago community. She is also a founding member of the Fifth Wave Collective, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to performing works by female composers. Mika is a teaching artist with Sistema Ravinia and maintains a private teaching studio throughout Chicagoland. She has taught at summer programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Eastern Illinois University, and the International Double Reed Society’s Teen Camp. Mika holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Texas State University, a Master’s Degree in Oboe Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Post-Master’s Performance Certificate from DePaul University.