Chamber Music Workshop Resident Faculty and Library Assistant, Isabelle Plaster, has been associated with the Composers Conference from the time it arrived at Wellesley. She received degrees from Wellesley College and New England Conservatory, studying bassoon with Sherman Walt. She served as principal bassoonist of the Winnipeg Symphony and CBC orchestras, and played as a free-lance musician with the Boston and Pittsburgh Symphonies, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Boston Ballet and Boston Lyric Opera. She is a founding member of the Lyricum Woodwind Quintet. From 1968 to 2007 she coached chamber music and taught bassoon at Wellesley College and also taught at University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Concord Academy.