Laurel Bennert Ohlson has held the position of Associate Principal Horn with the National Symphony Orchestra since 1980, and is a member of the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra.  She has appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra and Virginia Chamber Orchestra, and is an active performer and teacher through the NSO’s Youth Fellowship Program, Summer Music Institute, and annual State Residencies.  Ms. Ohlson has presented horn recitals and Wagner tuba clinics for the International Horn Society and International Women’s Brass Conference.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the IWBC since 1991, and is currently vice-president of that organization.  A graduate of Boston University School for the Arts, Ms. Ohlson majored in horn performance with a minor in mathematics.