Thomas Taylor Dickey, conductor

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September 2017:  Thomas is invited to guest conduct the Tulsa Symphony on their Carnegie Link-Up performances in February 2018.


August 2017:  Thomas is invited to guest conduct the Southeast Kansas Honors Orchestra in December 2017.


July 2017:  Thomas is invited to guest conduct the Oklahoma City Public Schools All-City Honors Orchestra in September 2017.


June 2017:  Thomas is invited to be the guest conductor/clinician for the Texas Music Educators Association Region 3 Orchestra in December 2017.


May 2017:  Thomas is one of eight conductor selected to participate in the 7th Annual Conductors Institute in China, where he will conduct the Shenyang Symphony Orchestra in a series of rehearsals and public performances.


April 2017:  Thomas is one of twelve conductors selected to participate in the European Music Academy's International Opera Conducting Competition and Masterclass in the Czech Republic.


March 2017:  Thomas adjudicates competitions sponsored by El Sistema Oklahoma, Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, and the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.


February 2017:  Thomas is one of six conductors selected to participate in the Springfield Symphony/SDCO Conducting Workshop, where he will conduct members of the Springfield Symphony in Dvorak's String Serenade and Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite under the tutelage of Maestros  Kyle Wiley Pickett and Christopher Koch.


January 2017:  Thomas is invited to attend the International Conducting Masterclass with Maestro Alim Shakh and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in the Czech Republic in June 2017.


January 2017:  Thomas is one of eight conductors selected to attend the Smoky Mountain International Conducting Institute and Competition (NC) in May 2017.


December 2016:  Thomas is invited to serve as one of the judges for the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra's 2017 Myrna Hershberger Young Artists Competition.


November 2016:  Thomas is named a semi-finalist in The American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition (College/University Division).


June 2016:  Thomas is invited to present a session at the 2016 ArkMEA Fall Conference November 3-4, 2016.


May 2016:  Thomas is one of sixty conductors selected to participate in the Atlantic Coast International Conducting Competition in Portugal in July and August.


April 2016:  Thomas is invited to judge large group contests in Iowa and Wisconsin.


March 2016:  Thomas is invited to judge solo and small ensemble contests in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.


December 2015:  Thomas has accepted the position as Director of Orchestral Studies at Oklahoma State University, beginning Fall 2016.  


December 2015:  The Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the leadership of Dr. Thomas DIckey, won 2nd place in The American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition.


November 2015:  Thomas is named a finalist for the Director of Orchestral Studies position at Oklahoma State University.


November 2015:  The Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Dickey, is named a finalist in The American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition.


October 2015:  Thomas presented a session entitled "Fast and Efficient Score Study: How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck" at the Wisconsin Music Educators Conference in Madison.


September 2015:  The Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Dickey, is named a semi-finalist in The American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition.


May 2015:  Thomas is 1 of 15 conductors chosen for the London International Conducting Competition in July-August 2015.


April 2015:  Thomas is named a semi-finalist for the Artistic Director/Conductor position with the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra (HI).


February 2015:  Thomas is invited to present a session at the 2015 Wisconsin School Music Association's annual all-state conference in October.


February 2015:  Thomas is named a finalist for the position as  Music Director/Symphonic Orchestra Conductor of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra.


February 2015:   Thomas is invited to adjudicate at the Iowa High School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Festival-Class 3A in Grinnell, IA.


January 2015:  Thomas guest conducted the Southeast Iowa Honors Orchestra in Bettendorf, IA.


January 2015: Thomas guest conducted the Northeast Iowa Conference Honors Orchestra in Waukon, IA.


November 2014:  Thomas guest conducted the Iowa All-State Junior Honors Symphony Orchestra in Ames, IA.


November 2014:  Thomas presented a session titled "Fast and Efficient Score Study: How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck" at the Iowa Music Educators Association's Annual Conference in Ames, IA.


October 2014:  Thomas presented a session titled "Do You Speak Orchestra? What Band and Choir Directors Should Know" at the Wisconsin School Music Association's Annual Music Educators Conference in Madison, WI.


September 2014:  Thomas is invited to guest conduct the Northeast Iowa Conference Honors Orchestra Festival in January 2015.


September 2014:  Thomas is invited to guest conduct the Southeast Iowa Honors Orchestra Festival in January 2015.


August 2014:  Thomas is named a finalist in the American Prize in Orchestral Conducting Competition.


July 2014:  Thomas is invited to guest conduct the Iowa Juniors Honors Orchestra at the 2014 Iowa All-State Music Festival in Ames, IA.


June 2014:  Thomas is one of eleven conductors chosen to participate in the 5th summer International Conductors Workshop and Competition in Atlanta, GA.  


June 2014:  Thomas is named a semi-finalist in the American Prize in Orchestral Conducting Competition.


June 2014:  The Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Dickey, has been named a semi-finalist in the American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition.


June 2014:  The UW-Platteville Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Dickey, has been named a semi-finalist in the American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition.


May 2014:  Thomas is invited to present a session at the 2014 Iowa Music Educators Association All-State Conference in Ames, IA in November.


April 2014:  Thomas will be a featured clinician at the Jefferson Orchestra Invitational in Cedar Rapids, IA.


February 2014:  Thomas is invited to adjudicate at the Iowa High School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contest.


February 2014:  Thomas receives an award for Outstanding Service to Music Education by the Minnesota Music Educators Association.


February 2014:  Thomas is invited to adjudicate at the Illinois High School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contest.


January 2014:  Thomas is invited to guest conduct at the Waterloo All-City Honors Orchestra Festival in March 2014 in Waterloo, IA.


September 2013:  Thomas is invited to present a session at the 2014 Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Clinic in Minneapolis, MN.


July 2013:  Thomas is named a finalist in the American Prize in Orchestral Conducting Competition.


May 2013:  The Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Taylor Dickey, is named a semi-finalist in the American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition.


May 2013:  Thomas is named a semi-finalist in the American Prize in Orchestral Conducting Competition.


April 2013:  Thomas will give a presentation at the 2013 Iowa Music Educators Association All-State Conference.  His presentation, "Do You Speak Orchestra?", will address topics related to aspiring choral and band music educators and their familiarity with conducting and rehearsing orchestral musicians. He will address topics such as logistics, rehearsal techniques, repertoire selection, score preparation, and string playing techniques. 


April 2013:  The Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra is invited to perform at the 2013 Iowa Music Educators Association All-State Conference.


March 2013:  Thomas will guest conduct the Iowa String Teachers Association High School Honors Orchestra in May 2013 at the University of Northern Iowa.


February 2013:  Thomas is nominated for the 2013 GRAMMY Music Educator Award.


November 2012:  Thomas will be one of three guest conductors at the Kennedy Honors Orchestra Festival in March 2013.


August 2012:  The Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Taylor Dickey, wins 3rd place in the American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition.


July 2012:  The Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Taylor Dickey, has been named a finalist in the American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition.


June 2012:  The Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Taylor Dickey, has been named a semi-finalist in the American Prize in Orchestral Performance.


June 2012:  Thomas is named a semi-finalist in the American Prize in Orchestral Conducting Competition.  


May 2012:  The Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Taylor Dickey, is invited to perform at the 2013 American String Teachers Association National Orchestra Festival in Providence, Rhode Island.


May 2012:  Thomas is invited to adjudicate at the Iowa High School Music Association (IHSMA) Large Group Orchestra Festival in Cedar Falls, IA.


April 2012:  Thomas is invited to adjudicate at the Iowa High School Music Association (IHSMA) Solo and Ensemble Contest in Des Moines, IA.


March 2011:  Thomas is invited to adjudicate at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Non-Competitive Orchestra Festival in Zionsville, IN


March 2011:  Thomas is invited to be the featured clinician at the Baylor School Orchestra Festival in Chattanooga, TN.


February 2011:  Thomas is invited to be the featured clinician at the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) Honors Orchestra Festival.  


January 2011:  Thomas receives two awards for Outstanding Service to Music Education from the Indiana Music Educators Association and the Indiana String Teachers Association for his presentations at the Indiana Music Educators Association All-State Festival.  


November 2010:  Thomas is invited to present two sessions at the Indiana Music Educators Association All-State Festival in Fort Wayne, IN.