A music education program for K-8 students on the Winnebago Reservation
Since August 2011, every Tuesday when school is in session, Conservatory voice artist-faculty member Cody Jorgensen has made the hour-and-a-half drive from Omaha to the Winnebago Reservation near Sioux City, bringing high-quality music classes to the students of St. Augustine Mission School, the reservation’s only private grade school.
- Instills an appreciation of music through performance
- Teaches students how to read and write music
- Fills a much needed arts education gap in an underserved community
In subsequent years, the Conservatory expanded the program to include recorder and guitar lessons, adding a second OCM artist-faculty member, Andrew Stickman, as well as providing instruments.
“We are honored and humbled to expand our musical community to Winnebago Reservation,” Conservatory Executive Director Ruth Meints said.