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Lucas Oickle received his B.Mus. in composition from Acadia University where he studied under JUNO and ECMA award-winning composer Dr. Derek Charke and composer/pianist/conductor Dinuk Wijeratne. He subsequently completed his M.Mus. at the University of British Columbia where he studied with Dr. Dorothy Chang, Dr. Keith Hamel, and Dr. Stephen Chatman.
His accolades include being a 2014 recipient of the 2011 Canada Games Young Artist of Excellence Award (a monetary award of $10,000 for “utmost commitment, promise, exceptional technique, talent, and the highest achievement of excellence” in music composition), a 2015 SOCAN Foundation award (for his Three Songs on Poems by Vancouver Downtown Eastside Poets), a Nova Scotia Talent Trust scholarship (for a 2014 study intensive in Bandung, Indonesia), winning the Canada-wide 2014 Penthelia Singers Canadian Folk Song Arranging Contest (for his arrangement of Farewell to Nova Scotia), and winning the 2013 edition of the international TEMPO New Music Ensemble Call for Scores. Additionally, he has been a composer-in-residence for the Bathurst Chamber Music Festival, was the inaugural 'Featured Student Composer' of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra's 12/13 season, and was the only winning Canadian submission for the Green Dot Journey Composer Competition (a $1500 prize). Lucas has had readings and workshops with prestigious and noted groups like the Band of the Ceremonial Guard of the Canadian Forces (Ottawa), Quartet New Generation Recorder Collective (Berlin), the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Musica Intima (BC), and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Recent commissions include a piece for the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble and a fanfare for the centennial celebrations of the University of British Columbia.