TYSA Staff & Board
Meet the people who bring the program together.
Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs
Music Director and Conductor, Tacoma Youth Symphony (TYS)
Conductor, Tacoma Junior Youth Symphony (TJYS)
Dr. Anna Jensen
Conductor, Tacoma String Philharmonic (TSP)
John M. Wetherington
Conductor, Tacoma Wind Philharmonic (TWP)
Conductor, Tacoma String Symphony (TSS)
Assistant Conductor, Tacoma Youth Symphony (TYS) and Conductor for the Tacoma Youth Brass Choir and TYS Chamber Winds
Dr. Loma Cobbs
Music Theory and Musicology
Anna Jensen, DMA
Board of Trustees
Dr. Brian Gilfeather
Dr. Li-Ling Liao
Dr. Jennifer Rhyne
Dr. Anna Wittstruck
We are grateful for TYSA alumnus Cora Reuter, whose photographs appear throughout our website!
Cora performed in TYSA orchestras from 1990-1999, including acting as concertmaster of TYS. She runs a full violin studio in Gig Harbor, coaches for TYSA, and is a full time portrait and event photographer. An avid gardener, her beloved half-acre garden will be featured on the Gig Harbor Garden Tour in June 2023.