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Cowboys in Canada: OSU Symphony Orchestra to perform at National Conference in Vancouver

Beethovens Fifth

Orchestra takes a bow after Rossini's Overture.

The Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra will perform at the 2020 College Orchestra Director’s Association National Conference.

The event will take place Feb. 6-8, 2020, in Vancouver, Canada.

The OSUSO was one of two orchestras selected in the country to perform at this conference. The OSUSO will play in the opening ceremony.

Thomas Dickey, director of the OSUSO, submitted the recordings of some of last year's performances to the College Orchestra Director’s Association. The OSUSO’s performance at the 2020 College Orchestra Director’s Association National Conference will encompass pieces from two of the fall semester’s concerts.

This announcement caps off a successful past season for the OSUSO.

Earlier this summer, the OSUSO was announced as a finalist for the American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition. 

The American Prize is a series of new, nonprofit 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 for the American Prize in Orchestral Performance. The other group performing at the College Orchestra Director’s Association National Conference is the Cornell Chamber Orchestra.

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