Kim Plewniak is Assistant Principal Bass and has been with the Spokane Symphony since 1998. A native of Buffalo, NY, she hold degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. Performance opportunities have allowed Kim to play with several orchestras around the country, and also overseas at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan and at the Heidelburg Festival in Germany. Kim currently serves on the faculties of Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, and Whitman College and maintains a private studio. She is a frequent performer with many groups in town, including her band the Hot Club of Spokane.