Poetry & Music Project
Students in grades K-12 from Nebraska and Iowa are invited to submit works of poetry on themes of creativity and community. Selected poems will be set to music and premiered during Opera Omaha’s ONE Festival.
From the pool of poetry submissions, composer alumni from the Luna Composition Lab will select pieces to set to music. This is not a contest, as the composers will select pieces based on what inspires them. The selected poets will have the opportunity to participate with the composer in a workshop to further develop the piece with the composer and musicians, participating in the behind-the-scenes process. The completed works will be performed in concert by Opera Omaha’s Holland Community Artist Fellows as vocalists and local musicians.
The finished pieces will be premiered at a public concert as part of Opera Omaha’s ONE Festival.
Opera Omaha’s Poetry & Music Project is produced in partnership with Nebraska Writers Collective and Luna Composition Lab.
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