SWOSU Orchestra Leader Wins Second at International Competition
Dr. Hsuan-Yu Alex Lee, director of the orchestra program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, won second prize at the recent 2018 Smoky Mountain International Conducting Competition held in Waynesville (NC).
Lee, assistant professor of violin/viola at SWOSU, was one of nine conductors selected for the final round. He worked with the institute's professional orchestra and was awarded the second prize after intense competition with the finalists. The ranking was decided by a vote of the orchestra members.
The competition attracted 200 applicants from 15 countries on four continents.