O.maha P.ercussion e.nsemble
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Formed in the Fall of 2009, the Omaha Percussion Ensemble is a modular group of Omaha based percussionists dedicated to the performance and promotion of Percussion as a legitimate, serious, & professional art form. As a flexible and modular group, the 10+ members of OPE perform as a large ensemble but also form smaller chamber groups to offer a variety of configurations depending on the event (i.e. multi-percussion duo, keyboard trio, world groove quartet, steel band quintet, modern percussion ensemble, etc.) Members of OPE also participate in various musical avenues besides this group. Some teach, perform, compose, etc. Some are rock band drummers, some play with symphonies, and everything in between.
OPE is committed to performing and promoting the true gamut of what the world of percussion has to offer. We use our many resources to work closely with local education institutions and other community groups to continue the advancement of percussion in Omaha and around the Midwest. We are a non-profit musical group and members of the Nebraska Arts Council Touring Roster. In addition to performing, we offer clinics on all varieties of percussion topics, masterclasses for any experience level of percussionist, intensive camps/residencies for more in-depth percussion study, AND enthusiastic workshops for non-percussionists and non-musicians alike.
1) To provide an outlet for the members to perform quality percussion literature at an artistic level.
2) To provide the community with the opportunity to hear and experience outstanding performances of a varying repertoire of percussion music, as well as becoming educated on the vast world of percussion.