February 28th, 2023 • OCoM News
Omaha Conservatory of Music Board of Directors announces Executive Director transition to Artistic Director & New ED Search
We’re excited to announce a transition in leadership at Omaha Conservatory of Music! Our Executive Director, Ruth Meints, will be stepping into a new role as Artistic Director of the Conservatory!
In this new position, Ruth will be able to focus on the artistic vision and programming of the Conservatory – bringing her wealth of knowledge and experience to bear in creating meaningful musical experiences for our students and the community. With Ruth’s transition to Artistic Director, the Omaha Conservatory will be searching for a new Executive Director to help oversee our vision & mission for the next 20 years & beyond !
We’ve included a special video message from Ruth to mark this exciting announcement. Watch the video above now to hear directly from her about our vision for the future of the Conservatory and what this transition means for our organization.
We’re confident that under Ruth’s leadership as Artistic Director, Omaha Conservatory of Music will continue to be a vibrant and inspiring center for music education and performance. Join us in congratulating Ruth on this exciting new chapter! Read the full press release below!
February 28, 2023
Omaha Conservatory of Music
7023 Cass St.
Omaha, NE 68132
Contact: Erin Petersen • Director of Marketing • firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OMAHA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TRANSITION TO ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & NEW ED SEARCH
Omaha Conservatory of Music’s Board of Directors is excited to announce that the Conservatory’s long standing Executive Director, Ruth Meints, will transition into the role of Artistic Director within the organization.
Meints joined the Omaha Conservatory in 2005 and over the past 18 years has solidified and expanded the Conservatory’s mission of building a diverse musical community to enrich lives through education and performance. Under Meints’s leadership, Omaha Conservatory of Music:
- Increased the student body from 165 to 2500
- Developed from a small, local arts organization with an annual budget of $365,000 to a nationally-recognized music institution with a $4.2 million annual budget.
- Facilitated the renovation and move into the Conservatory’s building and campus on 7023 Cass St.
- Built strategic partnerships regionally and nationally for the Conservatory’s String Sprouts program
Meints says, “The Omaha Conservatory now ranks among the top community music schools in the country and leads the nation in providing accessibility to excellent music education. I’m excited to focus my expertise on establishing the Omaha Conservatory as a thought leader in the industry through innovative music programming for our community and beyond.”
With the Conservatory continuing to see massive increases in student enrollment numbers, this expansion of the organizational infrastructure prepares the Conservatory for current growth forecasts in all areas of educational programming and community engagement, including the use of the String Sprouts curriculum across the country.
A national search is currently underway for a new Omaha Conservatory of Music Executive Director. The job posting is available here: omahacm.org/job-openings/ Meints will work with the Board of Directors to find the next Executive Director and continue in the role until it is filled. It is the priority of the Board of Directors to maintain a stable and effective organization for students and families.
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