IMA • Inside the Mind of the Artist

Inside the Mind of the Artist is a series of events — talks, Master Classes, concerts, and even festivals — throughout each academic year designed to enrich the experience of the Conservatory's musical community. For each event, we bring incredible guest artists to share their insights and talents.

Omaha Conservatory of Music is proud to announce it’s 2018/19 season of our popular Inside the Mind of the Artist series sponsored by Omaha Steaks.  Built upon a foundation of excellent music, stellar performances, and outstanding educational opportunities, these diverse and engaging concert events strive to connect you the music and the artists in an entirely new and exciting way.  Whether it’s gaining new insights from our incredible guest artists as they share their talent, challenging yourself to listen in a new way, or hearing things anew through the eyes of a youngster - every audience member will find new meaning through music at Inside the Mind of the Artist. Students who study at Omaha Conservatory of Music have the opportunity to attend these events for free. Members of the community may purchase discounted memberships or single tickets for our concert events.

Students who study at Omaha Conservatory of Music have the opportunity to attend these events for free.  Members of the community may purchase discounted memberships or single tickets for our concert events. 




Inside the Mind of the Artist Membership:                            $50

A membership provides you with one (1) ticket to each event in the series.



Single Ticket Price:                            $10

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Students enrolled in private lessons at Omaha Conservatory of Music have the opportunity to attend Inside the Mind of the Artist events for free.  In addition to a student ticket, each family will receive one chaperone ticket. Tickets will be reserved online via Ticket Omaha and accessed with a special promotion code. The student ticket promotional code will activate 1-2 weeks prior to the performance date and be emailed out directly to OCM students. 

Climbing Uphill: A Celebration of Diverse Voices

January 25-26, 2019

Concert Event - Friday January 25 at 7:00 PM
Collaborative Master Class - Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Jamie Reimer, soprano • Stacie Haneline, piano

Join us for a unique multi-media performance featuring a diverse array of female composers, African American composers and more! Brought to life by the soprano Jamie Reimer and collaborative pianist Stacie Haneline, this concert promises to both uplift and inform.  Continue the journey with Stacie and Jamie in a lively interactive Master Class focusing on the subject of "perfect partnerships”.


Concordia String Trio

Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM        

The Concordia String Trio explores and expands the eclectic repertoire of an under-appreciated genre—the string trio. This versatile ensemble has built a reputation for its exciting performances and innovative programs, juxtaposing pieces from the standard string trio repertoire with new compositions and little-known works of great composers.

Prior to their concert, the Concordia Trio will work with Omaha Conservatory of Music students in a Chamber Ensemble master class. You can learn more about that by clicking here. 



Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7PM

The Seattle Times calls New York-based Vicky Lee's playing as having an "authority and nerve." She has appeared in major concert halls including New York, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Switzerland and Seoul. Lee is joined on stage by award-winning pianist Mika Sasaki for a thrilling live performance right here at Omaha Conservatory of Music. 


Celebrate Jazz!

Master Class: Friday, April 5th at 7PM

Spring into jazz with this hosted jam session. The house band will feature OCM artist-faculty and special guests.  Jam participants: register online by March 18 for this free educational opportunity.  Themes will include historical context of standard repertoire, how to collaborate with others in an improvisational ensemble, and basic chart-reading skills. Free! No ticket required! 

Concert: Friday April 26, 2019 at 7PM

Featuring the soothing and sizzling sounds of Omaha Conservatory of Music Artist-Faculty and outstanding student-guest performers, this concert will bring out your inner “cool-cat”.  The history of this vibrant genre of music will be honored by highlighting key players, composers and moments in the history of Jazz.


Thank you to our IMA series sponsor:

ICYMI: Past events from our 2018-19 season

October 21, 2018

Omaha Conservatory of Music's Artist-Faculty and students came together in a performance to explore the connections between music and art in an interactive program that paired live performance with projected visuals. The curated program featured repertoire and visual works that both informed and inspired our viewing and understanding of both. Performers included - Frontier Strings, Omaha Academy Choir and OCM Artist-Faculty & students. Honorary Chairs: Debbi & Speedy Zweiback | Event Chairs: Nora & Barry Zoob, Jill & Bruce Rasmussen 

See more photos from the performance here!

September 14 - 16th, 2018

Omaha Conservatory of Music partnered with Vesper Concerts, and the University of Nebraska Omaha to present a one-of-a kind Residency with the Amernet String Quartet.  Consisting of two concerts and Master Classes, Amernet shared their skills and music with us over the course of three separate events. 

Praised for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets and are Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami. Their sound has been called “complex” but with an “old world flavor.”

See more photos here!

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