Kim Roy, versatile conductor and violist, is a native of Western Washington. Kim is the Music Director of Seattle Rock Orchestra, Snohomish County Music Project, and is the Associate Conductor for the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra. As an enthusiastic educator, Kim has directed orchestra programs at Renton High School and Dimmitt Middle School and currently is the Director of Orchestras at Garfield High School. Kim earned her Bachelors degree in Viola Performance from Central Washington University in 2007 and her Masters in Orchestral Conducting from Central in 2009. Through inspired classical performances and the fusion of the rock and classical genres, Kim brings a high level of energy and excitement to the orchestral music scene.
photo by Jason Tang
Scott Teske founded Seattle Rock Orchestra in 2008. Prior to working on SRO full time, he worked for 8 years as a double bass specialist for the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Tacoma & Icicle Creek Youth Symphonies, Holy Names Academy and a dozen or so local middle & high schools. As an arts administrator, Scott coordinated the Seattle Youth Symphony's summer camp for two years and their education programs for three years. In addition to his work with SRO, he continues to maintain a colorful studio of upright and electric bass students and play in bands on the side.
In October 2012, Scott was honored to contribute orchestrations and an original composition to The Seattle Symphony as part of their annual Sonic Evolution program, and again in January 2015 in collaboration with Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, as performed by SSO and special guests Mad Season, Duff McKagan (of Guns'n'Roses fame) and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden.
Scott studied double bass with Doug Miller, Barry Lieberman and Jordan Anderson, and graduated from the University of Washington School of Music with a B.M. in Classical Double Bass Performance.
Scott is passionate about keeping the study and performance of orchestral instruments alive and thriving.
Scott Teske, Artistic Director & Founder
Kim Roy, Music Director & Conductor
photo by Jason Tang