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On June 6, the Pioneer Music Department inducted Kristen (Kattermann) Pomietlarz to its Performing Arts Wall of Fame.


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LEFT: Kristen Pomietlarz.



Kristen is a 1995 Pioneer graduate who went on to study bassoon and piano at SUNY Fredonia, and then to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music to study bassoon and organ.


While at Fredonia, Kristen won the 1998 Concerto Competition on Piano.


Kristen is an instrumental music teacher at West Seneca East Middle School, Organist and Director of Music at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Buffalo, is the principal bassoonist of the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, and bassoon substitute for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.


She attended the Wall of Fame concert with her parents, Neil and Pam Kattermann, formerly of Arcade.