Nursery School and Kindergarten: Hannah Perkins, Cleveland, Ohio.
Grades 1 through 6:
Fairfax Elementary School
, Cleveland Heights, Ohio. (Note to visitors: the school has been torn down and rebuilt since. Here's a
of Fairfax as it was.)
. Commented upon Plonsey's messy desk: "Your parents must not make you clean up at home!" I thought her name was "Balloon" for a couple days or maybe weeks. An old biddy.
. Made use of the ``thinking finger.'' Slow readers didn't get to build candy houses.
. Gave Plonsey a coin from England. A favorite teacher.
. Gave Plonsey a failing grade in English because Plonsey stopped turning in assignments after he ran out of paper.
, with Mr. Freed for math, except during the week of Plonsey's punishment for a now-forgotten offense, during which time he had to copy the Declaration of Independence.
. Somewhat bland. Mr. Gale, a rotarian, taught social studies and made fun of an assignment turned in by Plonsey which had gotten a bit smudgy.
Grades 7 through 9,
Roxboro Junior High School
Grades 10 through 12,
Cleveland Heights High School
BA in Math and Music, Yale University. Studied composition with Martin Bresnick and David Lewin.
1979 Summer program at the
Creative Music Studio
, Woodstock, NY. Teachers included Roscoe Mitchell, Karl Berger, Braxton, Leo Smith.
MA in music composition, Mills college. Studied with Anthony Braxton, Pauline Oliveros, David Rosenboom and others.
Main Plonsey Page
Includes band bios, links to audio samples, photos, etc.
and past appearances too.
With Bill Hsu, Nancy Clarke, Alan Brightbill and Steve Mays, Plonsey books shows of weird weird weird wonderful bizarre music related to but distinct from jazz, new music, whatever else...