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phone: 509.359.2241
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  • Erin Foster, Theory and Music in the Humanities Online
    Erin Foster, Theory and Music in the Humanities Online
    Music Theory and Online Music in the Humanities
    Music Building #209
    Phone: (509)359-6211
    Fax: (509)359-7028

    Erin Foster is the first year music theory and ear training instructor at Eastern Washington University and teaches bassoon lessons and Woodwind Methods at Gonzaga University. She is the developer and teacher of the Online Music in the Humanities course at EWU. Ms. Foster is an "Eastern Washington University Honor Faculty Member" award recipient for outstanding teaching.

    Ms. Foster performs with many groups in the greater Spokane area including the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Coeur d'Alene Summer Theater, Spokane Opera and Coeur d'Alene Opera Orchestras. She was a long-standing member of the Westwind Woodwind Quintet- -an educational ensemble of the Spokane Symphony--and Mosaic Winds.

    Ms. Foster coaches the winds and brass for the Spokane Youth Orchestra's Junior Symphony Orchestras. She adjudicates for many area and state solo/ ensemble and large group festivals and coaches woodwinds for schools throughout the great Spokane region as well as teaching private bassoon lessons.  Recently elected, Vice-President of the Spokane Historic Concerts Association, she also designed and maintains their website.

    Before moving to Eastern Washington, Ms. Foster played with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra in Reno, Nevada, Reno Opera Orchestra, Reno Salon Orchestra, Reno Wind Quintet, and freelanced with many other Nevada and California chamber groups and orchestras. She has both and undergraduate and master's degree in bassoon performance. She also taught English classes at North Idaho College for a number of years

    Ms. Foster resides in Cheney with her husband, Bill Foster, band teacher at Cheney Middle School, recipient of the "Christa Mcauliffe Outstanding Educator" award for Washington state from the Governor of Washington and bass trombonist with Spokane Jazz Orchestra and the Bob Curnow Big Band. They have two daughters.

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