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June 14, 2019: The American Prize Orchestra Finalist

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Kaleb Benda has advanced to the finalist round of The American Prize in the discipline of orchestral conducting.

May 10, 2019: The American Prize Band Finalist

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Kaleb Benda has advanced to the finals round of The American Prize in the discipline of band conducting.

March 16, 2019: Guthrie News Leader

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The Sooner Sinfonia has been featured in the Guthrie News Leader newspaper for their upcoming concert.

February 27, 2019: The American Prize Orchestra Semi-finalist

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Kaleb Benda has advanced to the semi-finals of The American Prize in the discipline of orchestral conducting.

Jan 29, 2019: The American Prize Band Semi-finaist

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Kaleb Benda has advanced to the semi-finals of The American Prize in the discipline of band conducting.

Sooner Sinfonia

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Kaleb Benda will serve as Music Director and Conductor of the Sooner Sinfonia, an orchestra he has founded based in Oklahoma City.

December 18, 2018: Kaleb Benda named Band Director of USAO

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Kaleb Benda has joined the faculty of University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma as Adjunct Band Director. He will conduct the concert band in rehearsals and performance, as well as working with Student Conductors.

July 8, 2018: Kaleb Benda joins Elegy Artist Management Roster

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Kaleb Benda has joined the artist roster of Elegy Artist Management.

July 5, 2018: Passing his baton on the Fourth

Featured article covering the Enid Symphony Orchestra's July 4th concert. Article by Sarah Beth Guevara.

July 4, 2018: It's not the Fourth of July without fireworks

News article feature of the Enid Symphony Orchestra's Fourth of July concert. Article by Sarah Beth Guevara.

May 24, 2018: Southwestern University Conductors' Institute

Kaleb Benda has been accepted to participate in the 2018 Southwestern University Conductors' Institute. Repertoire to include Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite for 13 Instruments.

May 16, 2018: Danube International Conducting Masterclass and Competition

Kaleb Benda has been invited to be a participant in the 2018 Danube International Conducting Masterclass and Competition, held in Budapest, Hungary.

May 10, 2018: Kaleb Benda named Music Director of St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church

Kaleb Benda has been selected as the new Music Director of St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church. Responsibilities include conducting the choir, leading hymns, and planing other music.

Apr 24, 2018: The American Prize Finalist

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Kaleb Benda has advanced to the finals of The American Prize award in the discipline of conducting.

Enid Symphony Orchestra 2018/2019 Season Announced

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The Enid Symphony Orchestra's 2018-2019 season has been announced. Featured Guest Artist appearances include a return of  Harmonica Virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio, Enid Native Barbara Baird, Rich Ridenhour, and Leona Mitchell. Featured pieces include Respighi's Pines of Rome, Poulenc's Organ Concerto, Cole Porter's Anything Goes, and local favorite Home for the Holidays.

Apr 20, 2018: Fort Worth Symphony Conducting Workshop

Kaleb Benda has been accepted as an active participant to the Fort Worth Symphony Conducting Workshop where he will be studying with Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

Apr 6, 2018: Dark Sisters Places First in National Opera Competition

Oklahoma City University's regional premiere of Nico Muhly's opera Dark Sisters has won first place in the 2017-2018 National Opera Association Production Competition. Kaleb Benda served as Assistant Conductor for this production.

Feb 27, 2018: Kaleb Benda named Enid Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor

Kaleb Benda has been named the Assistant Conductor of the Enid Symphony Orchestra, the first in the organization's history. This appointment follows a successful performance of his Graduate Recital. This appointment begins immediately.

Feb 13, 2018: The American Prize Semi-Finalist

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Kaleb Benda has advanced to the semi-finalist round of The American Prize award in the discipline of conducting.