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Faculty & StaffDirectory of the EWU Music Department Faculty and Staff
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Kim Plewniak, BassBass Instructor#225Phone: (509)359-2225Fax: (509)359-7028Website: Documents/
Kim Plewniak is originally from Buffalo, NY. She received her Professional Studies and Master of Music degrees in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. While in Manhattan, she studied both with New York Philharmonic Bassist, Orin O'Brien, and associate principal bass from the Metropolitan Opera, Timothy Cobb. Her Bachelor of Music degree is from the Eastman School of Music where she tutored under double bass soloist, James VanDemark.
Before living in Spokane, Ms. Plewniak performed professionally with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (NY), the Virginia Symphony (VA), the Lancaster Festival Orchestra (OH), and was principal bass of the Billings Symphony (MT). Her orchestral experiences have let her work under such distinguished conductors as Kurt Masur, Roger Norrington, Eji Oue and Jerzy Semkov. She has participated in summer festivals at the Pacific Music Festival (Japan), the National Orchestral Institute (MD), and played in the Heidelburg-Schlossfestspeile Opera Orchestra in Germany.
At the present time, she maintains a large private bass studio and is an adjunct professor at both Eastern Washington University and Gonzaga University. During the summer, she teaches at the Red Lodge Music Festival in Montana. Ms. Plewniak is currently the assistant principal bass of the Spokane Symphony.