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Kyle Dillingham '02 to Receive Governor's Art Award
Kyle Dillingham, a 2002 graduate of Oklahoma City University, will be among the honorees at the 34th Annual Governor’s Art Awards, to be held Oct. 20. Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry will honor 16 individuals and five organizations for their contributions to the arts in the state. Frequently referred to as Oklahoma’s musical ambassador, Dillingham earned his bachelor’s of music in violin performance from OCU’s Bass School of Music. He has performed in over 25 countries, has had two featured performances on Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, and frequently collaborates with musicians in Chicago and New York City. He has released commercial recordings as a solo performer and as a founding member of Horseshoe Road. A performance on national television in the People’s Republic of China reached an estimated 1 billion people. This summer, Dillingham performed the lead role in “Phra Lor,” a full-scale musical production at the Patravadi Theatre in Bangkok, Thailand. Among the rave reviews he received, The Bangkok Post wrote: "Dillingham can bewitch and conjure a range of emotions from his violin...The music becomes the most intriguing and seductive aspect of this production." Sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the Capitol’s fourth-floor rotunda. A reception on the first floor of the Capitol will follow. Both events are free and open to the public. Recipients of the Governor’s Arts Awards were selected by members of the Governor’s Arts Awards Selection Committee from the nominations submitted. For more information about Dillingham, visit