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OCM. Music and Wellness Winter Festival. Image property of OCM

OCM. Music and Wellness Winter Festival. Image property of OCM

By Gabriel Escalera

OCM’s Music and Wellness Initiative: Enriching Lives Beyond the Notes

February 12th, 2024

Throughout the week, the Omaha Conservatory of Music (OCM) is bustling with activity as students attend classes at various times. They offer both individual and group music lessons. Additionally, the conservatory hosts camps and programs like String Sprouts, which provides instruments and instruction to children aged 3 to 8, nurturing an early love for music.

OCM is expanding its offerings to benefit not just students and parents, but also the wider community. This month, they’re launching a new program aimed at making a positive impact within and beyond OCM. Gretchen Crane, the Community and Donor Engagement Manager for OCM, explains that this initiative is a collaboration with Opera Omaha, Omaha Integrative Healthcare, and North Omaha Music and Arts.

The program includes a full day of sessions dedicated to improving practice effectiveness and preparing both physically and mentally for performances. There will also be panel discussions and a yoga instructor to help participants cultivate a deeper sense of presence.

Navigating a career in the arts comes with challenges and opportunities. Crane highlights that this festival aims to provide valuable assistance in overcoming obstacles and seizing opportunities along the way.

The Music and Wellness Winter Festival at OCM is happening this Saturday from 9:30 am to 5 pm. For more information, you can visit: OCM Music and Wellness Winter Festival