Since August 2011, every Tuesday when school is in session, Conservatory voice Artist-Faculty member Cody Jorgensen has made the hour-and-a-half drive from Omaha to the Winnebago Reservation near Sioux City, bringing high-quality music classes to the students of St. Augustine Mission School, the reservation’s only private grade school.
In subsequent years, the Conservatory expanded the program to include recorder and guitar lessons, adding a second OCM artist-faculty member, Andrew Stickman, as well as providing instruments.
“We are honored and humbled to expand our musical community to Winnebago Reservation,” Conservatory Executive Director Ruth Meints said.
That year, OCM @ St. Augustine received its first-ever corporate gift: more than $1,000 in store credit from Guitar Center. The need for private donors, however, still remains.
To support OCM’s music education for the children at Winnebago Reservation with a financial gift today, contact Kevin Mahler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-932-4978, ext. 208.
Gives an entire month of music education to the children of St. Augustine
Provides one-tenth of an annual Artist-Faculty salary and travel expenses
Delivers 10 guitars to students in grades 5–8
Covers the cost of recorder student sheet music and achievement tokens
Purchases hardware for safe guitar storage
Can buy 10 sets of beginner-friendly, durable guitar strings
Secures one month of travel expenses
This program is made possible in part by:
ALSO: Mary Ann Nipp • Dr. Anne Hubbard • Dr. Amy Haddad & Mr. Steven Martin • Mrs. Pamela & Dr. Harold Huff • Connie Cosentino • Carm Cosentino • Joe Buschelman