The Omaha Conservatory of Music Summer Institute is a week-long program for young musicians to immerse themselves in rigorous study of their instrument and make music with peers from across the country. Curriculum is tailored to all levels of ability from beginning to advanced in strings, piano, voice and guitar.
Nationally recognized guest artists come to Omaha for the week to inspire, perform and teach. These are experts in the field who spend one-on-one time with students to hone their skills, develop their musicianship and mentor them through the challenges of becoming a high-level artist.
Throughout the week, evening concerts are presented by the guest artists and culminates with a full day of student performances, featuring the participants in solo, small group and large ensemble concerts.
Three different program tracks are available and each program is tailored to the student's age and ability.
The Festival Program Track is a rigorous advanced program that accepts a limited number of advanced students by audition only. Applicants must submit a video of two contrasting pieces. Students are assigned a six hour schedule each day. Festival participtants will receive a 30 minute private lesson each day of Institute from Sunday through Friday and courses specifically targeted at building leadership and professional musicianship skills. Upon completing registration, you will receive an email on how to submit your audition pieces.
The Fanfare Program Track is open to all levels. Students are accepted into the program and placed in appropriate ensembles and classes based on their age and ability. Students are assigned a six hour schedule each day.
The Foundations Program Track is open to beginning string and piano students as an opportunity to futher their studies and advance their skills in a fun and engaging group-oriented setting. Working with the Omaha Conservatory of Music Artist-Faculty and other local professionals, foundation students will participate in a wide range of daily instruction and mini-concert experiences. The camp will conclude with a final concert performance for family and friends.
*Foundation students must be accompanied by a caregiver throughout the week.