Bassist Kathryn Schulmeister brings radiant energy and rigorous expression to her performance of musical repertoire ranging from classical to experimental. With a fearless curiosity for collaborative environments, Kathryn actively seeks opportunities to integrate improvisation, movement and theater into her musical performance with performances in festivals and venues around the world. Kathryn is a member of the renowned Australian contemporary music ensemble ELISION. She also currently performs as a guest with Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Dal Niente (Chicago), and Fonema Consort (Chicago). Kathryn is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Contemporary Music Performance at the University of California, San Diego, studying with internationally renowned bassist/improviser/composer Mark Dresser.