We are pleased to welcome Hisham Bravo Groover as the Arapahoe Philharmonic’s new Assistant Conductor!
Hisham also directs the Arapahoe Community College String Orchestra and also teaches violin. Outside of Denver, his upcoming performance schedule includes appearances with the Mississippi Valley Orchestra as well as with the CSU-Pueblo Honors Orchestra.
During his time in Colorado, Hisham has worked with numerous orchestras in the area. From 2016-2018, he served as the Associate Conductor for the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra. Furthermore, while pursuing his Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting from the Lamont School of Music, he served as the Assistant Conductor for the Lamont Symphony Orchestra as well as the Lamont Opera Theatre, during which he assisted in the productions of Die Fledermaus and Le Nozze di Figaro.
Before his time in Colorado, Hisham graduated from The University of Iowa with a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting. In Iowa, he conducted various university ensembles including the UI Chamber Orchestra, All-University String Orchestra, Opera Scenes, and the Center for New Music. Moreover, he was an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Ripon College, Wisconsin, where he served as the conductor of the Ripon College Orchestra.
Hisham also holds a Master’s Degree in Violin Pedagogy from Western Kentucky University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance from Loyola University in New Orleans. His violin studies have also taken him to the New Zealand School of Music as well as to the Jacobs School of Music during two of its summer festivals. Hisham’s primary conducting mentors are Dr. William LaRue Jones and Dr. Lawrence Golan.