OCM @ St. Augustine

A MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR K-8 STUDENTS ON WINNEBAGO RESERVATION

OCM artist-faculty member Cody Jorgensen travels to the Winnebago Reservation near Sioux City each Tuesday during the academic year to teach voice and recorder to children at St. Augustine Mission School. This program is made possible in part by through the generosity of donors.

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.

This program:

  • Instills an appreciation of music through performance
  • Teaches students how to read & write music
  • Fills a much needed arts education gap in an underserved community

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. 


Support OCM @ St. Augustine

To support OCM’s music education for the children at Winnebago Reservation with a financial gift today, contact Kevin Mahler at kevinmahler@omahacm.org or 402-932-4978, ext. 208.

$3,000

Gives an entire month of music education to the children of St. Augustine

$1,000

Provides one-tenth of an annual Artist-Faculty salary and travel expenses

$2,000

Delivers 10 guitars to students in grades 5–8

$500

Covers the cost of recorder student sheet music and achievement tokens

$300

Purchases hardware for safe guitar storage

$200

Can buy 10 sets of beginner-friendly, durable guitar strings

$150

Secures one month of travel expenses

SPONSORS

This program is made possible in part by:

This program is made possible in part by an NAC | NEC grant  

 

 

ALSO: Mary Ann Nipp • Dr. Anne Hubbard • Dr. Amy Haddad & Mr. Steven Martin • Mrs. Pamela & Dr. Harold Huff • Connie Cosentino • Carm Cosentino • Joe Buschelman

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