Carol Bernstorf plays Principal Bassoon in the Greensboro Symphony and also performs as the second/contrabassoonist with the Winston Salem Symphony. She plays as an extra with North Carolina Symphony. She graduated from Indiana University with a B.M. in music, where she studied with Leonard Sharrow. She earned her M.M. from Northwestern University where she studied with Willard Elliott and performed as an extra player with the Chicago Symphony for many years. She was a member of the Nashville Symphony prior to moving to North Carolina.