Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra en Mead Appoints New Arts Council Members <p>Governor Matt Mead has appointed three new board members to the Wyoming Arts Council.</p><p> One of them is writer and University of Wyoming instructor Nina McConigley. McConigley published her first short story collection, “Cowboys and East Indians” late last year. She won a major Arts Council grant in 2010, an experience McConigley says gave her the confidence to finish her book.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:00:34 +0000 Rebecca Golden 55631 at Mead Appoints New Arts Council Members Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra <p>The CSO formally organized in 1954.&nbsp; After many successful years as a community volunteer orchestra, the symphony converted to a professional orchestra in 1981.&nbsp; The new vision for presenting higher level performances required employing a professional music director and conductor, selecting musicians through auditions and raising sufficient funds to pay for their services.&nbsp; At this same time, a dedicated group of Cheyenne residents recognized the need to replace school and church venues with a specialized event center for the presentation of the performing arts.&nbsp; Their t Mon, 07 Jan 2013 20:59:34 +0000 Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra 34938 at Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra