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. 

Music & Art: In Harmony

Sunday, October 21, 2018


Explore the connections between music and art in this interactive program that pairs live performance with projected visuals.  Featuring performances by Omaha Conservatory of Music Faculty Artists and Students, this curated program will feature repertoire and visual works that both inform and inspire our viewing and understanding of both.

Honorary Chairs: Debbi & Speedy Zweiback | Event Chairs: Nora & Barry Zoob, Jill & Bruce Rasmussen 


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.

Following their concert, the Concordia Trio will work with Omaha Conservatory of Music students in a Chamber Ensemble Masterclass.


The Song of the Unicorn! A concert experience for the whole family

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Xavier, the Unicorn, is on a mission to discover his one true song!  Using the mysteries of mathematics and the magic of music, the audience will help Xavier unlock the secrets of the “Great Unicorn Song!” - and help him discover who he truly is.

The Song of the Unicorn is an interactive and integrated curriculum concert experience, where audience members make connections between music and math.  Educational for your youngest musicians and entertaining for all, this experience will feature live music, action, singing, and a lot of fun!


Celebrate Jazz!

Friday, April 5th and April 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Featuring the soothing and sizzling sounds of Omaha Conservatory of Music Faculty Artists and special guests, these jam and performance sessions will bring out your inner “cool-cat”. Part concert, part jam session, and all improvisation - these special events will turn our Social Hall into the hottest club in town.

Omaha Conservatory of Music students will have the opportunity to explore and participate in the art of improvisation at both concert dates. Tickets will be limited for these events, be sure to reserve your seat early.


Thank you to our IMA series sponsor:

ICYMI: Past events from our 2018-19 season

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.”

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