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The OSU Symphony Orchestra is one of the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ premier performing ensembles, showcasing some of the university’s finest players performing traditional orchestral repertoire in a series of dynamic concerts. In addition to approximately seven annual performances, the OSUSO also provides music for the Opera Theater’s fully staged productions and serves as the lab orchestra for various academic classes, from composition to orchestral conducting. The OSUSO is dedicated to the study and performance of significant orchestral music, and to that end often collaborates with faculty and guest soloists in performances of major concerto literature. In 2013, the OSUSO was a finalist in The American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition and performed at the College Orchestra Directors Association National Conference in Cleveland, Ohio and the Oklahoma Music Education Association Conference in Tulsa. In January 2018, the orchestra will again perform at the OkMEA conference.
The orchestra performs under the baton of Dr. Thomas Dickey and is composed of both music majors and non-music majors. Members are selected by audition each semester. Scholarships are available to both music majors and non-music majors and are awarded by audition. All incoming students are encouraged to apply.
Dr. Thomas Dickey
Director of Orchestral Studies, OSU
Music Director & Conductor, OSU Symphony Orchestra, OSU Youth Orchestra, and Stillwater Community Orchestra
Artistic Director & Conductor, OSU Opera Theatre
Assistant Professor of Orchestral Conducting