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Orchestra Omaha, Omaha’s community orchestra, was originally founded as the Omaha Municipal Orchestra in 1998 by a group of area musicians.  Orchestra Omaha is a 501(c)(3) organization.  The Rev. Steven M. Grant served as founding Music Director of the Omaha Municipal Orchestra from 1998-2001. Following Rev. Grant’s departure, Dr. Christopher Stanichar stepped in as Music … Continue reading Home

Our Orchestra

Mission The mission of Orchestra Omaha is to provide opportunities for Omaha area musicians to learn and grow while performing in a symphony orchestra, and offering the community an artistically engaging musical experience. Board Members President: Nate Griffith Vice President: Christine Seeman Secretary/Grant Writer: Marian Kaiser Treasurer: Daniel Rooney Linda Autenrieth Patricia Terry  James Wilson … Continue reading Our Orchestra


Core Principles A community orchestra is a collection of diverse individuals, which that diversity should be fostered, encouraged, and celebrated. We all have different reasons for getting involved and have different gifts and skill levels. Yet there are certain things that we have in common that unify our efforts and define the character of our … Continue reading Members

Get Involved

Join the Ensemble Auditions for new players are held every fall, and by special appointment once the season has started. If you are interested in scheduling an audition for the current season, please send an email to info@orchestraomaha.org, or call 402-681-4791. Volunteer Interested in helping Orchestra Omaha? We are always looking for individuals to help … Continue reading Get Involved

Meet the Music Director

Dr. Kenneth Meints Dr. Kenneth Meints is serving in his fourteenth 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. His teaching experience spans the entire musical spectrum from preschool general music to university courses in … Continue reading Meet the Music Director

Young Artists Competition

Orchestra Omaha has the honor of holding a Young Artists Competition during the fall/winter of each season.  The competition is open to students in the following categories form Nebraska, western Iowa and southeast South Dakota. String players ages 9-13 compete in the Junior Division String players ages 14-18 compete in the Senior Division Wind, brass, … Continue reading Young Artists Competition


Address:Orchestra Omaha2524 N. 55th StreetOmaha, NE 68104 Phone: 402-681-4791


Below are the excerpts we request for the strings. Please contact Linda Autenrieth, violinda@centurylink.net, to reserve a time. Violins Violin Excerpts 1 Violin Excerpts 2 Violin Excerpts 3 1st Violin Excerpts 1 1st Violin Excerpts 2 1st Violin Excerpts 3 and 4 2nd Violin Excerpts 1 2nd Violin Excerpts 2 2nd Violin Excerpts 3 and … Continue reading Auditions


We wouldn’t be able to present our concerts to the community without our wonderful sponsors. It is with their generous support that we can continue sharing our music with the Omaha community:

Local Arts Links

Intergeneration Orchestra of Omaha Omaha Symphony Omaha Area Youth Orchestra Omaha Conservatory of Music Opera Omaha Omaha Performing Arts Omaha Community Playhouse The Rose Theater Omaha Symphonic Chorus SING Omaha River City Mixed Chorus Nebraska Wind Symphony Papillion Area Concert Band USAF Heartland of America Band Soli Deo Gloria Cantorum Acappella Omaha Chorus (Sweet Adelines) … Continue reading Local Arts Links

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Thank You

Thank you so much for your donation to Orchestra Omaha 🎉 It’s with generous contributions like yours that we are able to keep this Orchestra running. We are so proud to be a part of the Omaha music community for over 21 years!