A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Tamara Dworetz is establishing a reputation as a compelling and energetic musical force on the podium. She was recently selected as 1 of 14 candidates from a worldwide pool in the 2022 La Maestra Conducting Competition and Academy for Women Conductors. She was the only US-born conductor selected for the competition, and earned a spot as one of 6 semi-finalists.
Just prior to COVID, Tamara served as assistant conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra at the London Proms and participated in a 2-week residency as a conducting fellow at the 2019 Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors, which culminated in a final concert of overtures, recitatives and arias featuring world class singers.
Tamara won 2nd prize in the 2018 Boston Pops’ Leonard Bernstein Conducting Competition. From 2016-18, Tamara served as Assistant Conductor for the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Butler Opera Center. Recently, Tamara served as Cover Conductor for the Sarasota Orchestra and as an Assistant Conductor for the Atlanta Opera. In the 2022-23 season, Tamara will make her debut with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Mankato Symphony Orchestra.
A devoted music educator, Tamara has worked extensively with collegiate/conservatory orchestras and youth orchestras. Tamara served as guest conductor for the Longy Conservatory Orchestra at Bard College and as co-music director for The University of Texas University Orchestra for 2 years. In 2021-22, she served on the faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York as Music Director of the Rensselaer Orchestra and Concert Choir. Tamara has also led the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra, Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Austin Youth Orchestra, Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and Indiana University Brass Choir. In the 2022-23 season, Tamara will guest conduct the TMEA (Texas) All-State Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Boston University Chamber Orchestra.