Conductor and violinist Paul Grobey is Visiting Assistant Professor of Orchestra and Violin at Bucknell University for the Fall 2019 Semester. Previously, Dr. Grobey served as a graduate orchestral assistant at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree. Dr. Grobey recently concluded his third season as Co-director of the University of Texas University Orchestra, and as Assistant Conductor of the Austin Symphony and the University of Texas Symphony Orchestras.
Prior to his activities at UT, Dr. Grobey earned degrees in orchestral conducting (Ithaca College) and violin performance (University of North Texas). He has previously guest conducted the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Auburn Chamber Orchestra (Auburn, New York), the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon, the Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble, the Redeemer Choir (Austin), the Butler Opera Center at the University of Texas, and others. As a violinist, Paul served as a principal with numerous orchestras across North Texas, and currently maintains an active career as a private instructor and string clinician in the Houston, TX area.
Grobey’s major teachers have included Gerhardt Zimmermann, Kelly Kuo, Jeffery Meyer, Jonathan Pasternack and Martin Majkut; and he has participated in masterclasses with Larry Rachleff, Carl St. Clair, Neil Varon, Kevin Noe, and others. His major violin teachers have included Julia Bushkova and Faina Podolnaya.