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Chris Dickey

County: Whitman County




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Chris Dickey (they/them) is an internationally recognized tuba performer and award-winning teacher based in Pullman. Chris is on the music faculty at Washington State University. They have performed throughout North America, South America, and Asia. Currently principal tuba in the Washington-Idaho and Walla Walla Symphonies, they are also a founding member of the In Motus Tuba Quartet and Anonim Trio. Their four solo albums have garnered critical accolades from members of the brass community. Dickey was the third place winner of the 2021 American Prize in Solo Performance. Aside from performing, Chris remains a strong advocate for students, a liberal arts education, and commissioning new music. As a Miraphone Performing Artist, they regularly travel and give presentations on music education, LGBTQ+ inclusion, and intentional programming. Dickey’s current work focuses on commissioning tuba music composed by women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals. They believe recitals and recordings are educational tools and possible agents of social change. When not playing or teaching music, Chris can be found baking or cooking recipes from Ina Garten’s cookbooks or walking with their beloved corgi Dory and husband Matthew.

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