Our exceptional Omaha Conservatory of Music (OCM) students often audition to participate in prestigious national and regional music camps, competitions, and workshops, such as Interlochen, Heifetz PEG, Sound Encounters, Encore, Texas Strings Camp, as well as our own Omaha Conservatory of Music Institute. These immersive experiences offer the highest quality musical training and facilitate valuable connections with internationally-recognized artists. These additional opportunities are also integral to supporting the future careers of our most talented students. The Ambassador Fund also fosters relationships with OCM Artist Faculty and other excellent artists and programs throughout the country.
What is the Ambassador Fund?
A fund which provides scholarships for:
- Tuition and expenses to merit-based events for students (competitions, merit-based performance or workshop experiences)
- Tuition and expenses to Omaha Conservatory Summer Institute for current OCM scholarship and financial aid students who would not be able to attend any special auxiliary opportunities without assistance (i.e. String Sprouts, OCM Scholars, Financial aid recipients).
- Students who study privately or participate in String Sprouts at the Omaha Conservatory of Music.
- Students who are accepted to an auditioned auxiliary music training experience like a music workshop or summer music camp.
- Students who are competing in a regional or national competition.
How do students access the Ambassador Funds?
- Students must first submit an application to the program they wish to attend and receive admission to the program, workshop, or competition.
- For any experience other than OCMI, students are expected to apply first for financial assistance available from the program itself.
- After receiving any financial awards from the outside party, students then submit the remaining balance and application form to the OCM Ambassador Fund.
- Ambassador Fund awards are determined with consideration of current OCM financial need metrics, merit, and availability of funds.