Conductors


 

Dr. Joseph Missal

Band

joseph.missal@okstate.edu

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Joseph Missal is Director of Bands and Professor of Conducting at Oklahoma State University. In this capacity, he conducts the Wind Ensemble and guides all aspects of the OSU Band Program. Dr. Missal also directs the graduate conducting program, teaches undergraduate conducting, and serves as Coordinator for Wind and Percussion Studies. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education from Michigan State University, a Master of Music in Wind Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from the University of Colorado.

His ensembles have performed for conventions of the Japan Band Clinic, British Association of Symphonic Band and Wind Ensembles, World Association for Symphonic Bands, the College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, the Sonneck Society, Kappa Kappa Psi/Tau Beta Sigma, Oklahoma Music Educators Association, the Percussive Arts Society, and the Western States Collegiate Wind Band Festival. He has received praise from composers David Maslanka, Karel Husa, Cindy McTee, Joel Puckett, D.J. Sparr, Steven Bryant, Scott McAllister, Michael Daugherty, Frank Ticheli, Shafer Mahoney, Kathryn Salfelder, Roshanne Etezady, Donald Grantham, Dan Welcher, John Mackey, Dana Wilson, and others for his expressive interpretations of their music.

Dr. Missal has appeared as a guest conductor throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Israel. His writing has been published in the CBDNA Journal, the Canadian Band Journal, and the GIA Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Dr. Missal is a past President of the Southwest Division of the College Band Directors National Association and the Big Twelve Band Directors Association. He has also served as a guest conductor for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the International Trombone Association, and the United States Army Field Band. Dr. Missal is an elected member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association.


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Dr. Thomas Taylor Dickey

Orchestra

Music Theory Elective

thomas.dickey@okstate.edu

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 Reviewed by critics as a “dynamic and exciting conductor” whose conducting is “imbued with aplomb, energy, and pathos,” Dr. Thomas Dickey is the Director of Orchestral Studies at Oklahoma State University, where he conducts the OSU Symphony Orchestra and guides all aspects of the orchestral program. Prior to his appointment at OSU, he was the Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Music Director and Conductor of the Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra (IA). 

Dr. Dickey has conducted many professional orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, including the London Classical Soloists in England; Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Canada; Bacau Philharmonic in Romania; the Bakersfield, Macon, Norwalk, and Rapides symphonies; the Naples Philharmonic; Rose City Chamber Orchestra; and the Chicago Reading Orchestra. He has also worked with numerous conservatory, university, and youth orchestras in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. 

A native of Illinois, Dr. Dickey began piano studies at the age of four. He holds doctoral and master’s degrees in orchestral conducting from the University of Georgia and Louisiana State University, respectively, and graduated with highest honors from Eastern Illinois University, where he received the Excellence in Fine Arts scholarship. He has worked with conductors such as Carl Topilow, Christopher Zimmerman, Daniel Lewis, Gustav Meier, and Diane Wittry, and further studied conducting at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and numerous workshops and master classes.


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Dr. Doug Henderson

Band
doug.henderson@okstate.edu

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Douglas Henderson is the Associate Director of Bands, Director of the Cowboy Marching Band, and Director of Athletic Bands at Oklahoma State University. Under his leadership, the Cowboy Marching Band has grown to record numbers and performed innovative halftime shows that have garnered tremendous support from OSU fans, students, alumni, and administrators. In addition to his duties with the marching band, Dr. Henderson conducts the Symphonic Band, teaches courses in music education, oversees all instrumental music education student teachers, and serves as the advisor for undergraduate instrumental music education majors.

Dr. Henderson is active as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clnician throughout the United States, as well as Austria and Japan. He is a frequent guest conductor of the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project (WYWOP), an ensemble comprised of talented young international musicians from Europe, Australia, Japan, and North America.

Dr. Henderson received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Studies from The University of Texas at Austin, his Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from Michigan State University, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting from The University of Texas at Austin. His primary conducting mentors were Jerry Junkin and Kevin Sedatole.

From 2003-2006, he was the Associate Director of Bands at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas. In 1998 and 1999, he marched with the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps and then taught on the brass staff of the Madison Drum & Bugle Corps Association in 2001.

He holds professional memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Oklahoma Music Educators Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, The National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Kappa Kappa Psi, and Tau Beta Sigma. Dr. Henderson is the co-author of a chapter of Gesten, a text published in German, that evaluates human communication through physical gestures.