Simon Plum, Clarinet

Simon Plum is a performer and teacher in the Twin Cities area and has been the bass clarinetist with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra since 2021. He has also performed with the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Civic and St. Paul Civic Orchestras, Minnesota Symphonic Winds, Northern Lights Music Festival, and the Edvard Grieg Society. He was a featured soloist with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in February of 2024, with the St. Olaf Orchestra in 2018 and has performed internationally in New Zealand, Australia, France, Greece, and again in England in June of 2024.

As a performer, Simon believes in presenting programs that both showcase well established classical works and pieces by underrepresented or lesser known composers to cultivate a larger spectrum of musical understanding and story-telling. As a teacher, Simon works with students of all ages to cultivate a sense of musicality, personality, responsibility, and artistry. He maintains an active private studio as well as one through the St. Paul Conservatory of Music.

Simon holds a Bachelors of Music in Clarinet Performance from St. Olaf College, a Masters of Music in Clarinet Performance from Indiana University, and a Performers Diploma also from Indiana University. While studying at both schools, he enjoyed touring domestically in the United States, and recording sound tracks for various movie and stage projects.


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