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Dr. Kenneth Meints

Dr. Kenneth Meints is serving in his twelfth season as Music Director and Conductor of Orchestra Omaha. Prior to his appointment in 2006, Dr. Meints conducted both student and adult orchestras in Illinois, California and Nebraska. He is currently a Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Peru State College (PSC) in Peru, NE, where his course load includes applied brass, instrumental methods, conducting pedagogy, and interdisciplinary courses in music. Ken completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and also holds a Master's of Music degree in Trombone from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Prior to his appointment at PSC, he taught in the public schools in Illinois, California, and Nebraska, as well as maintaining trombone studios at Biola University, Cerritos College and Hope International University. As a performer, Ken has served as Principal Trombonist with the Monterrey County, Torrance and Rio Hondo Symphony Orchestras in California, and as a casual musician with the Saint Louis, San Francisco, and Pacific Symphony Orchestras.

Kenneth Meints
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