Who are the Composers in Your Neighborhood?

During Spring 2024, the Orchestra will collaborate with two local musicians and composers, Keith Davis and Jestin Cam, in outreach opportunities to local schools to unlock the creative potential in the arts. Artist visits to classrooms and student-created music, poetry, and visual art will be a feature of the project.

Composer Events

About our Composers!

Jestin Cam

Composer, Violist, Singer and Associate Director Jestin Cam
Composer, Violist, Singer and Associate Director Jestin Cam

Jestin Cam is the current Associate Director of Instrumental Music at Burke High School in Omaha, Nebraska. They direct both Chamber and String Orchestras and assist with band and color guard. They received their Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May of 2022 and have studied viola from Clark Potter and composition with Greg Simon. They play viola with Orchestra Omaha under Dr. Kenneth Meintz’s direction, are an Omaha Public Schools’ Combined Winter Guard technician, and sponsor Burke’s Quiz Bowl.

Jestin Cam’s April Showers Bring May Flowers composition will be featured on the April 6th, 2024 concert.

Keith Davis

Keith Michael Davis’s musical interests began with playing horn and singing tenor in his school music programs. He continued his studies in composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where his principal instructors were Dr. Gerald Kemner and Dr. James Mobberley; he received his Bachelor of Music degree in 1988 and his Master of Music degree in 1990.

Mr. Davis has composed pieces for a wide variety of ensembles. Still, his focus on wind band music has yielded several successful commissions, compositions, and arrangements, including Deus ex Machina, A Western Plains Overture, Entebbe Variations, Native Hunters, and Bastion of Freedom. One of his recent pieces is Boil That Dust Speck!, a concert scherzo for solo piano and band.

Keith has been a playing member of the Nebraska Wind Symphony since 1992 and serves as associate conductor and music librarian. He also plays with Orchestra Omaha and the Omaha Symphonic Winds.

Keith Davis’s orchestra premiere of A Western Plains Overture will be featured on the Feburary 10th, 2024 concert.