OCM @ St. Augustine


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.

Support OCM @ St. Augustine

To support OCM’s music education for the children at Winnebago Reservation with a financial gift today, contact Mark Kresl at markkresl@omahacm.org or 402-932-4978, ext. 212.


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:

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



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