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OSU Symphony Orchestra named finalist for American Prize

Beethovens Fifth

Orchestra takes a bow after Rossini's Overture.

The Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Thomas Dickey, has been named a National Finalist in The American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition. 

The announcement first came via the OSUSO’s Facebook page yesterday.

The OSUSO will be competing against orchestras from Texas, Arizona and Washington and more to win the prize.

The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals each year in the United States at the professional, college/university, church, community and secondary school levels. 

Last year, the OSUSO was also a finalist for the American Prize, and Dickey won the American Prize in conducting.

The OSUSO is the only orchestral program in Oklahoma to be recognized as a finalist.