Ms. Kathy Dobrinski
Adjunct Instructor, Cello
Department of Music
Mrs. Dobrinski graduated from Portland State University with a BA and holds an MME degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. While in high school and college she played in the Portland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the oldest and one of the most respected youth orchestras in the country, under the distinguished leadership of Jacob Avshalomov.
While in Oregon she was a scholarship recipient to the Aspen Summer School of Music where she studied with the late Leopold Teraspulsky, former principal cellist of the Pittsburgh Symphony and was also a scholarship recipient to the Congress of Strings summer program at the University of Washington where she studied under Raymond Davis, former principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony. She also studied many years under former principal cellist of the Oregon Symphony, Mrs. India Zerbe.
As an orchestral performer she has played under the batons of noted conductors James DePreist, Norman Leyden, Murry Sidlin, and the late Rafael Druian. Mrs. Dobrinski performed several seasons with the Salem Symphony in Oregon as well as the reputable Peter Britt Music Festival. Mrs. Dobrinski worked for 12 years as a strings specialist in the North Clackamas School District before moving to Oklahoma in 1993.
Mrs. Dobrinski has served as adjunct professor at SWOSU since 1999 where she enjoys her studio of students. She has played in the SWOSU orchestra for many years and until several years ago with the Weatherford String Quintet. Currently, she teaches violin and cello privately in her home, continuing her love for teaching and strings education. Mrs. Dobrinski resides in Weatherford with her husband, son, and white lab named Molly.