student opportunities

The only way to become a better performer is through practice…and performing! Here are a few ways to get more involved in our cello community:


Year Round:

OCM group/studio classes – cello groups, cello choir, theory, and string quartets

Inside the Mind of the Artist – this includes master classes and interactive performance lectures (believe me, it is way more fun that it sounds)

Omaha Youth Area Orchestra – OAYO offers 5 different ensembles from advanced players to beginners

Orchestra Omaha – for book 8+ players, OO is a great way to learn new orchestral repertoire


Seasonal Opportunities:

All-State Orchestra – for sophomores-seniors, this is a state-wide auditioned orchestra that is in the fall.

Honor Orchestras – many universities and schools offer honor orchestras throughout the year (OCM’s Winter Festival is in late winter.) Ask me for ensembles that are best for you.


Summer Institutes:

Omaha Conservatory of Music’s Institute – runs the third week of July and is for all ages!

National Cello Institute – a summer camp for cellos ONLY! Run by cello genius Rick Mooney this is an experience you won’t forget!

Chicago Suzuki Institute – known as Suzuki cello mecca, this is a wonderful Suzuki camp and has the largest contingency of cellos (usually 400 cellists and 200 violinists!)

Interlochen Summer Arts Program – for dedicated student looking for an incredible month-long experience. Simply fantastic.


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