GSU Symphony Orchestra Wednesday, October 25, 3 P.m. Kopleff Recital Hall

Toast of the Town (2016-2020)

Quinn Mason (b. 1996)

City Beautiful (2019)

Ingrid Stölzel (b. 1971)

Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200 (1815)

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)


Tamara Dworetz


Tamara comes to Georgia State University with an impressive background working with professional, collegiate and youth orchestras. Professionally, she has conducted the Paris Mozart Orchestra, Boston Pops, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Amarillo Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Mankato Symphony and Georgia Philharmonic. In the 2023-24 season, she will make her debut with the Arkansas Symphony featuring acclaimed pianist, Conrad Tao. Dworetz has also worked with world-class orchestras and conductors in Europe as Assistant Conductor – Orchestre de Paris with Klaus Mäkelä, Gürzenich Orchestre Cologne with François-Xavier Roth and the BBC Concert Orchestra with her late mentor, Bramwell Tovey. As an opera conductor, she has led the Dallas Opera Orchestra and served as Assistant Conductor for Indianapolis, Atlanta and Butler Center Operas. Dr. Dworetz was recently selected as 1 of 14 candidates from a worldwide pool in the 2022 La Maestra Conducting Competition and Academy for Women Conductors in Paris, France. She was the only US-born conductor selected for the competition and earned a spot as one of 6 semi-finalists. Dr. Dworetz won 2nd prize in the Boston Pops’ Leonard Bernstein Conducting Competition. She has been a recipient of the Bruno Walter Conducting Fellowship at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, studying with Cristian Măcelaru, conductor of the WDR Symphony Orchestre in Cologne & the National Orchestre of France.

Dr. Dworetz’s musical beginnings took place in the Atlanta public school system. After graduating from North Springs HS in Fulton County, Dr. Dworetz was Assistant Band Director at Alpharetta High School before serving as Director of Orchestras at Lakeside High School in Atlanta where she increased enrollment by 50% over 3 years. In addition to her public school teaching, she has guest-conducted the TMEA (Texas) All-State Philharmonic Orchestra, All-Northwest Honors Orchestra (students from 6 states), and will lead the 2024 Colorado All-State Symphony Orchestra. She has also served as Interim Conductor of the Austin Youth Orchestra and worked with the Emory and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. This summer she looks forward to working with the National Youth Orchestra which will perform at Carnegie Hall and in the Dominican Republic (NYO-USA & NYO2).

Prior to her appointment at Georgia State, Dr. Dworetz served as the Music Director of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) Orchestra and Concert Choir. She has led guest conducting residencies at Boston University, SUNY Fredonia School of Music & Longy Conservatory at Bard College.

Dr. Dworetz holds degrees from Indiana University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Georgia and Boston University.