Our Conductors

Meet our incredible artistic faculty.


Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs

Music Director
Conductor, Tacoma Youth Symphony (TYS)

Dr. James O. Welsch

Music Director Designate
TYS Conductor Beginning Summer 2024

Joe Dyvig

Conductor, Tacoma Junior Youth Symphony (TJYS)

Dr. Anna Jensen

Conductor, Tacoma String Philharmonic (TSP)

John M. Wetherington

Conductor, Tacoma Wind Philharmonic (TWP)

Karen Helseth

Conductor, Tacoma String Symphony (TSS)

Liz Ward

Assistant Conductor, Tacoma Youth Symphony (TYS)
Conductor, Tacoma Youth Brass Choir and TYS Chamber Winds

Jazz Studies

Jeff Chang

Summer Jazz Orchestra

Music Theory and Musicology

Dr. Loma Cobbs

Music Theory and Musicology


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