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Thomas Taylor Dickey

2022 World Classical Music Award Grand Prize Winner

2nd Prize Winner of the 2019 Mozart & Tchaikovsky International Conducting

Competition, Thomas Taylor Dickey has been reviewed by critics as a "dynamic and exciting

conductor" whose conducting is "imbued with aplomb, energy, and pathos." Thomas currently

serves as the Director of Orchestral Studies at Oklahoma State University, where he conducts the

OSU Symphony Orchestra and guides all aspects of the orchestra and graduate orchestral

conducting programs. He is also the Music Director & Conductor of the OSU Youth & Community

Orchestras. Prior to his appointments in Oklahoma, he was the Director of Orchestral Activities at

the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Music Director & Conductor of the Dubuque

Symphony Youth Orchestra (IA).

Thomas has conducted many professional orchestras throughout North America, Europe,

and Asia, including the Bucharest Symphony and Bacau Philharmonic Orchestras in Romania;

Danube Symphony Orchestra in Hungary; Belgrade Chamber Orchestra in Serbia; Lyatoshinsky

Symphony Orchestra in Ukraine; Shenyang Symphony in China; the North Czech and Moravian

Philharmonic Orchestras in the Czech Republic; Atlantic Coast Orchestra in Portugal; London

Classical Soloists in England; and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Canada, in addition to

the Bakersfield, Macon, Missouri, Norwalk, Rapides, Springfield, and Tulsa symphonies; the

Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island; the Smoky Mountain International Chamber Orchestra;

Naples Philharmonic; Rose City Chamber Orchestra; and the Chicago Reading Orchestra. He has

also worked with numerous all-state, honors, and university orchestras in Arkansas, Colorado,

Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan,

Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma,

Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington,

Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Thomas holds degrees from Eastern Illinois University, LSU, and the University of

Georgia. He has worked with conductors such as Jin Wang, Jorma Panula, Carl Topilow,

Christopher Zimmerman, Daniel Lewis, Gustav Meier, and Diane Wittry, and further studied

conducting in numerous workshops and masterclasses at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts,

Cleveland Institute of Music, and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, among others.

Thomas Taylor Dickey
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