OSU Symphony Orchestra


An international-award-winning orchestral program, the OSUSO is one of the Michael & Anne Greenwood School of Music’s 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 2018, the OSUSO won first place in the Ictus International Band & Orchestra Competition, and received the Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award in Orchestral Programming and the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music.  Additionally, the OSUSO was named a finalist in The American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition and performed at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association Conference in Tulsa in 2013 and 2018.


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.


For More Information about the Orchestra, Contact:


Dr. Thomas Dickey
Director of Orchestral Studies, OSU
Music Director & Conductor, OSU Symphony, Youth, & Community Orchestras
Artistic Director & Conductor, OSU Opera Theatre
Assistant Professor of Orchestral Conducting