DOMINIQUE ROYEM, MUSIC DIRECTOR
Dominique Røyem is the Music Director of the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra. An active guest conductor, she has worked with ensembles such as the Ukrainian State Orchestra, Plevin Philharmonic, Galveston Symphony, Moores Opera Center, Sugarland Opera, HBU Opera Theatre, and the Houston Civic Orchestra. She was the Resident Conductor for Bayou City Concert Musicals, and Music Director for Houston Grand Opera’s Opera to Go! during the 12-13 and 13-14 seasons, and the Conducting Fellow for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-2013 season. She serves on the National Board of the Conductors Guild.
She has a Doctorate in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Houston Moores School of Music. Her dissertation, entitled “Generic Integration and Its Expressive Potential in the Music of Kurt Weill and Richard Rodgers,” uses semiotic and genre theory to illuminate the similarities between opera and musical theatre in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Dominique currently lectures at the Women’s Institute of Houston.
Her upcoming engagements can be found on www.dominiqueroyem.com, or on Twitter: @dominiqueroyem, Instagram: @dominiqueroyem, and Facebook: Dominique Røyem.
ADRIAN O. RODRIGUEZ, CHORUS DIRECTOR
Adrian O. Rodriguez is the Chorus Director for the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra Chorus. In addition to his responsibilities with the FBSO, he currently serves as the Director of Choirs at Stephen F. Austin High School (FBISD) and Director of Music at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church in Houston, TX.
Adrian is an active choir clinician and consultant around the Greater Houston Area and has presented professionally at music education conferences for the Texas Choral Directors Association and the Texas Music Educators Association. His academic interests include building choral sound, empowering pedagogical practices, and the cultivation of grit and resilience through music-making. Adrian has earned his Bachelors of Music in Music Education from the University of Houston and his Masters of Music Education in Choral Pedagogy from the Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ).
Adrian earned his Bachelors of Music in Music Education from the University of Houston and his Masters of Music Education in Choral Pedagogy from the Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ).
GREGORY MCDANIEL, ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR & ASSOCIATE CHORUS DIRECTOR
Gregory McDaniel is honored to be Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor and Assistant Chorus Director. Gregory is currently teaching choral studies at Alief Taylor High School in Alief ISD. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Choral Music Education at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston. During his studies at the Moores School of Music, Gregory competed and won first place in the American Choral Directors Association Undergraduate Conducting Competition in 2009. The 2015-2016 season brought the opportunity for Gregory to conduct his very first opera production: Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélite for EADO Lyric Theatre.