Festivals & Camps
Community Educational Outreach
2017-2018 Festival and Camp Information
All-State Orchestra Help Session
September 16, 2017
This is our first annual Orchestra Help Session. During the session faculty will perform the excerpts, give audition preparation tips, and give group and individual coachings. The event will be 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
All-State Choral FREE Help Session
September 16, 2017
Please join us for UNO's Annual Choral FREE Help Session. This event is FREE and students simply need to show up with music, pencil, and water, and be ready to have an excellent morning of learning and singing. The event will be 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Seventh Annual Brass Day
November 1, 2017
This festival is designated for outstanding high school brass players. Annually over 70 students participate from high schools throughout the Midwest. We aim to expose students to challenging ensemble repertoire and other excellent musicians. Clinics are rehearsals throughout the day focus on the fundamental skills required for good ensemble playing and masterclasses designated to develop students' abilities on their chosen instrument.
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For more information, please contact Prof. Jason Johnson.
Second Annual Piano Day
November 4, 2017
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is pleased to announce its second Annual Piano Day to be held on the campus of UNO School of Music on November 4, 2017. Piano Day is designed to foster students' artistic development and create a network of musicians from varied backgrounds. Students are invited to participate in a day of lessons, master classes, recitals, and lectures, facilitated by world class teachers and performers from top training institutes in the country. Piano Day also offers a division for teachers and the general public interested in observing the activities during the day.
First Annual Woodwind Day
November 6, 2017
Students will gather for a one-day workshop to study with UNO woodwind faculty members on techniques specific to their instrument, participate in a woodwind ensemble and sit in with Symphonic Wind Ensemble members in rehearsal, and attend a performance by UNO woodwind faculty members.
For more information, please visit music.unomaha.edu/woodwindday
Heartland Festival Middle School Honor Choir
January 19, 2018
This will be the 21st year of the Heartland Festival Middle School Honor Choir! This Honor Choir has student participation from all over the Metro Omaha Area. Accepted students will pay a $35 registration fee. Lunch and a commemorative T-Shirt are included in this fee. This year we will also choose 1-2 middle/junior high choirs to perform on the final concert of the day. Please complete the entry form below to submit your students and choirs for this event.
For more information, please contact Dr. Derrick Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org
BOCH Festival | High School Band, Orchestra & Choir Honor Festival
January 26-28, 2018
The School of Music of the University of Nebraska at Omaha hosts the annual Bands, Orchestra and Choirs Honor (BOCH) Festival each year. An outgrowth of the individual honor festivals hosted by the School of Music, the BOCH Festival is in its Eighth Year. Each January, over 350 high school students from across Nebraska and the Midwest come to the BOCH Festival to work with nationally renowned clinicians.
Show Choir Festival
February 7-8, 2018
The UNO Show Choir Festival is going into its 21st season. This festival hosts on average over 50 groups. Groups are broken into sections from JV/Prep Ensembles, Women's and School Division for the Varsity Groups. Each division receives awards for the top ranking groups determined by the judges. Please join us for this exciting Festival!
Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students
Click here to register your group for the 2018 Show Choir Festival
For more information, please contact Dr. Derrick Fox
Great Plains Jazz Festival
February 23 & 24, 2018
UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival XLVI
Founded in 1973, UNO's Great Plains Jazz Festival is one of the premier educational jazz festivals in the nation. Featuring nationally renowned adjudicators and clinicians, the festival is designed to be an educational experience for band directors and students from middle school through college. Ensembles perform for written and taped comments and then proceed to a different room for a clinic from one of the adjudicators. In addition to the individualized clinic that each band receives, participants also have the opportunity to attend general clinic sessions presented by guest artists and adjudicators. The highlight of the festival is the opportunity to hear professional jazz concerts for free or greatly reduced prices. Jazz artists that have recently appeared at the Great Plains Jazz Festival include the Brubeck Brothers, Bela Fleck, the USAF Noteables Jazz Ensemble, the Jim Widner Big Band, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Jim Pugh, Marvin Stamm, Hubert Laws, and the Blue Note 7 featuring Ravi Coltrane and Nicholas Payton.
March 17, 2018
UNO String Olympics is a day-long skills and general fun event for younger string players. This is not an audience participation event, and is only open to the registered elementary through middle school participants.
Day of Percussion
April 1, 2017 | University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Day of Percussion was made possible by the Nebraska Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. This festival has clinics, masterclasses, and performances led by national recognized artists. NE DOP will host its third annual solo and ensemble festival, open to elementary-collegiate level players. Past clinicians include Ji Hye Jung, Gwen Burgett, Kyle Maxwell-Doherty, Micheal Vercelli, and Terreon Gully.
Jazz Camp featuring the Jim Widner Big Band
June 11-16, 2017
The UNO Jazz Camp and the Jim Widner Big Band have combined their efforts to bring you some of the top jazz educators and performers in the country. This big band camp is designed for enthusiastic instrumental students grades 7 and older to learn more about jazz theory, improvisation and performance.
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