OK Mozart chosen as a finalist for the Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence

OK Mozart chosen as a finalist for the Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence

(ONE) Awards by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

The nomination marks the first time in its 32-year existence that the festival has been honored.


BARTLESVILLE, OK – OK Mozart International Festival is pleased to announce the organization’s first-ever nomination as a finalist for the Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.  OK Mozart is one of two dozen Oklahoma organizations declared as finalists, all vying for the top award as the state’s top nonprofit and winner of $10,000.


OK Mozart’s Executive Director, Randy Thompson states, “We are pleased and honored to be nominated in the Arts and Humanities category and are excited for our fellow Bartlesville nonprofit, Paths to Independence, who a finalist in the Education category.”


On April 9, 2016, the finalists will join supporters at Tulsa’s Southern Hills Country Club to celebrate and hear the announcement of the winners.  Finalists are divided into eight categories and receive $5,000.  Category winners receive $7,500.  In the Arts & Humanities category, OK Mozart is a finalist along with the Oklahoma City Ballet and Pawhuska’s Osage County Historical Society Museum.


The ONE Awards Selection Commission is a group of prestigious community leaders from across Oklahoma.  The commission, chaired by David Hogan, includes Kathie Coyle, Nance Diamond, J. Jerry Dickman, Frederick F. Drummond, Ken Fergeson, Kim Henry, Phil Lakin, Jr., Frank Merrick, Polly Nichols, Meg Salyer, and Wendi Schuur. The finalists are selected because they are the best of the best at what they do,” Hogan says.  “From the top level of management down to the part-time staff, these are committed individuals pulling together to achieve missions as big as Oklahoma.”


OK Mozart takes Hogan’s statement to heart, focusing its 32nd year of the OK Mozart festival on putting the ‘OK’ back in OK Mozart by embracing the arts throughout Oklahoma and featuring Oklahoma’s finest musicians – and more – for the June 11-18, 2016 event. The Launch Party, held annually, where OK Mozart announces festival artists and collaborations, is scheduled for January 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bartlesville Community Center.  Excitement builds as the party approaches, in anticipation of the announcement of festival concerts, musicians, crossover artists and exciting new collaborations.  Tickets to the event are $15 and are available at okmozart.com and (918) 336-9800.


To purchase tickets or for sponsorship information for the 2016 ONE awards, please call (800) 338-1798.


About the OK Mozart Festival

For the past 32 years, the OK Mozart Festival has taken place each June in Bartlesville, and is made possible through the support of the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Mid-America Arts Alliance, ConocoPhillips, Phillips66, the Oklahoma Center for Non-Profits and individual, corporate and foundation patrons throughout the USA. For more information on the festival, visit okmozart.com.



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OK Mozart’s mission is to be a champion of the arts in Oklahoma. This picture, taken from the 2015 OK Mozart Festival, includes the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, the Bartlesville Choral Society, the Amici New York Orchestra, and major soloists from universities throughout Oklahoma.