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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.

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Dominique has been featured in news articles, magazine interviews, television, and reviews. Find more HERE. 



Dominique was featured in Everett Evan's Houston Chronicle review of the musical Bells are Ringing

"Dominique Royem's expert conducting is a key asset, bringing the right snap and spirit to Styne's music."

Read the full review HERE. 


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Dominique was featured in Everett Evan's Houston Chronicle review of the musical The Pajama Game

"The orchestra, led by Dominique Røyem, performs the score with loving care as well as expertise."

Read the full review HERE. 


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Dominique was featured in D. L. Groover's Houston Press review of the musical The Pajama Game

"A special word of thanks goes to... conductor Dominique Røyem, and the BCCM Orchestra, whose sweet and lowdown music-making is one of the evening's highlights. The saxes are particularly honey-like. "

Read the full review HERE. 

Houston Press 100 Creatives 2014

Dominique was named one of Houston's Top 100 Creatives by the Houston Press in 2014.

"100 Creatives 2014: Dominique Royem, Symphony Orchestra Conductor"

Read the the article HERE. 

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