University Orchestra Conductors

14223_10202922112829863_4023533600759032552_n-1TAMARA DWORETZ is pursuing an MM in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Texas at Austin. As an orchestra teaching assistant, she serves as a co-conductor for the UT University Orchestra and as an assistant conductor to Gerhardt Zimmermann and the UT Symphony Orchestra. She is an assistant conductor for the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Prior to UT, Tamara served as the Director of Orchestras at Lakeside High School and the Philharmonia Conductor for the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra. Former positions include Assistant Conductor & Outreach Director for the Musical Arts Youth Orchestra in Bloomington, Indiana and Assistant Director of Bands at Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta, Georgia.

In June 2016, Tamara was selected as an apprentice conductor to Arthur Arnold, Moscow Symphony Conductor, at the PRISMA Music Festival in British Columbia. There, she had the opportunity to conduct the PRISMA Brass, including musicians from the Vancouver Symphony, Victoria Symphony and Netherlands Philharmonic. She has guest conducted the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Indiana University Brass Choir.

Tamara holds an MM in Music Education from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.



Paul Anders Grobey is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral conducting at the University of Texas. Under the tutelage of Gerhardt Zimmermann, Paul serves as music director of the UT University Orchestra and assistant conductor to the UT Symphony. Additionally, Paul is an assistant conductor with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and serves as an associate choral conductor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in east Austin.

Originally hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Grobey’s musical studies began at age nine with instruction in piano and violin. He holds degrees in violin performance and orchestral conducting from, respectively, the University of North Texas and Ithaca College. In addition to his continued activities as a violinist and conductor, Paul is also a composer and student of music theory.

Paul’s conducting teachers have included Jeffery Meyer, Jonathan Pasternack, Martin Majkut, and Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and he has participated in masterclasses with such renowned figures as Larry Rachleff, Carl St. Clair, Neil Varon, Kenneth Woods, and others. His violin studies were completed under the tutelage of Julia Bushkova.

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Gerhardt Zimmermann
Professor of Instrumental Conducting

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