Community Stories

January Alumni & Community Musician Reading

Come play with OAYO! Our last Alumni Reading/Community Musician Reading for the year is coming up January 7th! Would you like to join us? Follow this link to register. It is so much fun to have former OAYO musicians and members of the musical community in the Omaha area join us for a rehearsal with … Continue reading “January Alumni & Community Musician Reading”

OAYO Students Share the Spotlight with The Piano Guys

Eight OAYO students joined The Piano Guys on the Orpheum stage on September 21, performing “Beethoven’s 5 Secrets” in front of a nearly sold out audience. To quote the review by the Omaha World Herald, “Part way through ‘Beethoven’s Five Secrets’, the video screen showed a symphony orchestra, which we appeared to hear until the … Continue reading “OAYO Students Share the Spotlight with The Piano Guys”

A Huge Thank You to the YEF

The OAYO gratefully thanks the Yahoo Employee Foundation for their support of the In-School Music Enrichment Program (ISME) for the 2016-17 season. In the 2015-16 season, ISME provided professional music instruction and coaching in 7 Iowa and Nebraska school districts, 49 schools with 71 visits with more than 142 hours of instruction to over 3,000 … Continue reading “A Huge Thank You to the YEF”

Senior Scholarship Winners

Jackson Brown, a 3 year OAYO member, has been named the 2015-2016 Deborah L. Gilmore Memorial Scholarship Recipient. Throughout Jackson Brown’s high school career, he participated in OAYO, Chamber Ensembles, School Music Groups, All State, and College Honor Bands. In the fall of 2016, Jackson will be attending St. Olaf College to major in Clarinet … Continue reading “Senior Scholarship Winners”