Opera Omaha's Poetry & Music project 2022-2023 concert

For the last six years, Opera Omaha has brought poetry, music, and performance together through their Poetry and Music Project.

Each year they ask students across Nebraska and Iowa to submit a poem that focuses on a specific theme- this year's theme is "Finding Your Voice".

Professional composers then read through the entries.

“They will select a handful of them-this year it’s 15- to which they are inspired by, and they will write original music," said Lauren Medici, director of engagement programs for Opera Omaha. "Today we’re premiering 15 original songs with words by Nebraska poets who are in 3rd grade all the way through seniors in high school.”