Hisham Groover

Hisham Bravo Groover currently serves as Assistant Conductor of the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre, and as Music Director and Conductor of the Buffalo Community Orchestra (Minnesota). Concurrently, Hisham is completing his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Minnesota where he studies under Mark Russell Smith.

Prior to moving to Minneapolis, Hisham lived in Denver, CO, where he held positions as Associate Conductor of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, Assistant Conductor of the Arapahoe Philharmonic, and Assistant Conductor of the Lamont Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre. Before Colorado, he lived in Iowa where he served as co-conductor for the University of Iowa Chamber Orchestra, the All-University String Orchestra, as well as the Center for New Music.

As an educator, Hisham currently serves as co-director of the University of Minnesota’s Campus Orchestras. Previously, he has served as Adjunct Instructor and Conductor at Ripon College (Wisconsin), Conductor at Arapahoe Community College (Colorado) and Conductor of the 2018 Colorado State University-Pueblo Honors Orchestra.

Aside from conducting, Hisham is also a violinist and has studied with several pedagogues, including Mark Rush, Michel Boris Zaitzeff, and Ching-Yi Lin. Additional violin studies have taken him to the New Zealand School of Music and to the summer orchestra festivals at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

Hisham’s principal conducting mentors are Mark Russell Smith, Leonid Grin, and William LaRue Jones.