Martha Robinson (apprentice 3) earned her bachelor’s degree in music from NIU where she studied bassoon with Jim Birkenstock. She is working on a master’s degree in bassoon performance at NIU. She has played in many ensembles, including the NIU Philharmonic, Wind Ensemble, Early Music Ensemble, Thai Music Ensemble, and the Graduate Wood Wind Quintet. She has also played with the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Aspen Music Festival Bassoon Ensemble. She has taught some private lessons, as well as music classes at church.