Alpharetta High School Hires New Assistant Band Director
Alpharetta High School Band Director Michael Walsh is pleased to announce that Tamara Dworetz has been chosen as the new Assistant Band Director at Alpharetta High School. Dworetz, who graduated from North Springs High School, is going to be a "tremendous help to the band program" states Walsh.
This will be Dworetz' first year as an Assistant Band Director and she is looking forward to becoming a part of the AHS band family.
Dworetz will serve the band program by assisting with all three Concert ensembles and the Marching Raiders.
She graduated cum laude from Indiana University’s Jacobs School for Music with a dual Bachelors of Music Education Degree in Instrumental and String Music Education along with a minor in instrumental conducting.
As a trumpet player, Dworetz performed in Indiana University’s Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band (principal), Chamber Orchestra (principal), Summer Symphony, Marching Hundred and Big Red Basketball Band.
Dworetz also worked with renowned musicians Phil Smith (New York Philharmonic) and Chris Martin (Chicago Symphony). In addition to her regular course of studies at IU, Dworetz served as Assistant Conductor and Outreach Director for the Musical Arts Youth Orchestra in Bloomington, IN.
She has taken conducting master classes at the University of Colorado, the University of South Carolina, Ball State University, and The Julliard School of Music, working with H. Robert Reynolds, David Effron, Gary Lewis, Paul Popiel, and Stephen Pratt. She studied rehearsal technique with Cliff Colnot, Director of Chicago Civic Orchestra. As an Atlanta native, Dworetz has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony, the Atlanta Trumpet Ensemble, and the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra.