Andrew Plamondon completed a bachelor's degree in Music Education at Boise State University in 1984. He attended graduate studies at Indiana University from 1984-86 where he was a student of William Adam. Other teachers include Galindo Rodriguez, Armando Ghittalla, and John McNeil. Andy has been an active clinician, adjudicator and performer since moving to Spokane in 1987. He is a member and often featured soloist with ensembles such as the Spokane Symphony, Spokane Jazz Orchestra, Bob Curnow Big Band, Clarion, and many others.
In 2001 Andy was selected as a senior lecturer at Eastern Washington University where he teaches trumpet, brass and jazz courses, and directs student groups such as brass quintets, trumpet ensemble, and jazz ensembles. Mr. Plamondon has previously taught trumpet and jazz courses at Whitman, Gonzaga, Walla Walla, and Whitworth Universities.
He has performed as a guest soloist with many symphonies, bands and chamber ensembles and has appeared as a soloist on recently released recordings by Clarion, Desifinado, The Bob Curnow Band, The Spokane Jazz Orchestra, and Casey MacGill and the Spirits of Rhythm. He teaches and adjudicates at music festivals and camps throughout the US and Canada.
Andy has performed and toured with many of the world's most well known and respected jazz, country, rock, pop, folk, and classical artists throughout the US and abroad. He and his family love Spokane and the Northwest. Travel, hiking, sports, and reading are among his favorite hobbies.