Thomas Taylor Dickey, conductor

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December 2020:  Thomas is invited to conducted the 2022 Kansas All-State Orchestra.


November 2020:  Thomas is invited to presented his session on orchestral repertoire selection & assessment at the Texas Music Educators Association's Virtual Conference in January 2021.


October 2020:  Thomas's article on historically underrepresented composers is published in the CODA Journal Volume XIII.


September 2020:  Thomas is invited to present his session on score study at the Alabama Music Educators Association Virtual Conference in January 2021.


September 2020:  Thomas's article on fast & efficient score study appears in the 75th anniversary issue of The Instrumentalist.


August 2020: Thomas is elected Vice President of the College Orchestra Directors Association's South Central Chapter.


July 2020: Thomas's article "Historically Underrepresented Composers: An Examination of the Music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Emma Lou Diemer" has been accepted for publication in the 2020 College Orchestra Directors Association Journal.


June 2020:  Thomas is invited to present his session "A Young Teacher's Guide to Selecting Orchestral Repertoire" at the 2021 OkMEA All-State Conference.


June 2020:  The OSU Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Dickey, is 1 of only 8  college/university orchestra programs in the country to be named a National Finalist in The American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition.


May 2020:  Thomas is named a National Finalist for The American Prize in Orchestral Conducting in the college/university division.


May 2020:  The OSU Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Dickey, is 1 of only 8 professional & university orchestras to be named a National Finalist for the Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award in Orchestral Programming.  This prize recognizes and rewards the best achievement in the unique field of orchestral programming, where the selection of repertoire by knowledgeable, creative, and courageous music directors builds orchestras and audiences, educates young people and adults, and enriches the community.


May 2020:  Thomas's article "Score Study and Rehearsal Planning: A Beginner's Guide" has been accepted for publication and will appear in an upcoming issue of The Instrumentalist


April 2020:  Thomas is invited by the California Orchestra Directors Association and the California Music Educators Association to give a webinar on efficient score study and rehearsal planning.


April 2020:  Thomas is invited to conduct the Oregon All-State Orchestra in Eugene, OR January 15-17, 2021.


February 2020:  The OSU Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Dickey, is 1 of only 8 university orchestras in the country to be named a National Semi-Finalist in The American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition.


January 2020:   The OSU Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Dickey,  has been named a semi-finalist for the Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award in Orchestral Programming.  This award recognizes and rewards the best achievement in the unique field of orchestral programming, where the selection of repertoire by knowledgeable, creative, and courageous music directors builds orchestras and audiences, educates young people and adults, and enriches the community. 


January 2020:  Thomas is named a semi-finalist for The American Prize in Orchestral Conducting Competition in the College/University Orchestra Division.


January 2020:  Thomas is invited to conduct the North Dakota All-State Orchestra in March 2021.


November 2019:  Thomas is invited to present two sessions (one on score study and one on repertoire selection) at the 2020 Kansas All-State Conference. 


October 2019:  Thomas will present his session "A Young Teacher's Guide to Selecting Orchestral Repertoire" at the 2019 Louisiana All-State Conference in November.


September 2019:  The Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Dickey, is one of only two orchestras invited to perform at the 2020 College Orchestra Directors Association National Conference in Vancouver, BC in February 2020.


August 2019:  Thomas is invited to present his session "A Young Teacher's Guide to Selecting Orchestral Repertoire" at the Iowa and Louisiana All-State Conferences.


July 2019:  The OSU Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Dickey, is named a National Finalist in The American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition.


June 2019:  Thomas wins 2nd Prize in the 2019 Mozart & Tchaikovsky Conducting Competition.


June 2019:  Thomas is named a National Finalist in The American Prize in Conducting Competition - College/University Orchestra Division.


June 2019:  Thomas will travel to Romania in July 2019 to participate in the Bucharest Conducting Competition & Masterclass.


May 2019:  Thomas is one of twelve conductors selected to participate in the 2019 Mozart & Tchaikovsky Conducting Competition & Masterclass in Budapest, Hungary.


April 2019:  Thomas is invited to conduct the St. Louis Honors Orchestra in January 2020.


March 2019:  Thomas is invited to conduct the Kansas City Honors Orchestra in January 2020.


February 2019:  Thomas is invited to conduct the Wisconsin All-State Orchestra in October 2020.


January 2019:  Thomas is invited to conduct the Washington All-State Orchestra in February 2020.


September 2018:  The OSU Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Dickey, won 1st place in the Ictus International Band & Orchestra Competition, which attracted applicants from over 13 countries and 13 states.


August 2018:  Thomas is invited to guest conduct the TMEA Region 22 orchestra in January 2019.


August 2018:  Thomas is invited to guest conduct the Tulsa Metro Honors Orchestra in November.


August 2018:  The OSU Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Dickey, received Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music.  


July 2018:  The Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Dickey, has been named a finalist in the 2018 Ictus International Music Competition, which attracted applicants from over 13 countries and 13 states. 


July 2018:   Thomas won the Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award in Orchestral Programming, which recognizes and rewards the best achievement in the unique field of orchestral programming, where the selection of repertoire by knowledgeable, creative, and courageous music directors builds orchestras and audiences, educates young people and adults, and enriches the community.  


June 2018:  Thomas is selected as a Conducting Fellow for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra (PA).  In March 2019, Thomas will travel to the Lehigh Valley to work side by side with Allentown Symphony Music Director and Conductor Diane Wittry, learning more about the intricacies involved in assembling and leading a regional symphony.


June 2018:   In addition to The Missouri Symphony at the 2018 Midwest Beethoven Workshop and and the Pizazz Symphony Chamber Players at the Beyond the Baton Conducting Seminar & Workshop, Thomas will conduct the Lyatoshinsky Ensemble at the International Conductors Festival - Kiev, the Belgrade Chamber Orchestra at the Orchestral Conductors Academy, and the Saratoga Orchestra at the Pacific Northwest Conducting Institute. 


May 2018:  The Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Dickey, is named a finalist in The American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition.


April 2018:  Thomas is named a finalist for the Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award in Orchestral Programming, which recognizes and rewards the best achievement in the unique field of orchestral programming, where the selection of repertoire by knowledgeable, creative, and courageous music directors builds orchestras and audiences, educates young people and adults, and enriches the community.  


April 2018:  The Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Dickey, is named a finalist for the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music.


March 2018:  Thomas is invited to conduct the Wyoming All-State Orchestra in January 2019.


March 2019:  Thomas is invited to attend the 2018 Midwest Beethoven Workshop, where he will conduct the Missouri Symphony Orchestra under the tutelage of Maestro Kirk Trevor.


February 2018:  Thomas is invited to conduct the Kansas City Metro Honors Orchestra in January 2019.


February 2018:  Thomas is named a semi-finalist for the  Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award in Orchestral Programming.   This award recognizes and rewards the best achievement in the unique field of orchestral programming, where the selection of repertoire by knowledgeable, creative, and courageous music directors builds orchestras and audiences, educates young people and adults, and enriches the community.   


February 2018:  The OSU Opera Theatre is named a semi-finalist in the American Prize in Opera Performance Competition.


February 2018:  The OSU Symphony Orchestra and the OSU Youth Orchestra are named semi-finalists in the American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition.


January 2018:  The OSU Symphony Orchestra is named a semi-finalist for the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music.


December 2017:  Thomas is invited to guest conduct the NW/SW Kansas Honors Orchestra in December 2018.


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.