Summer Soundry Institute

past event

July 22, 2019 -
July 26, 2019

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

July 5 | Registration Deadline


General Admission


KANEKO Members

Unleash your Creativity in Sound Exploration!

Soundry Institute is a 5-day summer intensive for any interested in exploring trends in modern classical music. Included are sessions on composition, improvisation, and professional development given by renowned Omaha Under the Radar Festival artists and guests.  Participants also have the option to create original compositions that will be performed as part of the Omaha Under the Radar Festival!

Soundry Institute meets 10 am – 3 pm daily, July 22 – 26.
***please provide your own lunch***

Soundry is designed for students ages 18 and up.  High schoolers are eligible by request – please fill out this survey to find out if you’re eligible. Registration is required and space is limited!  $125 General Admission for five days.  $100 for KANEKO Members. Deadline to register is July 5th

Guests and instructors are drawn from the phenomenal Omaha Under the Radar Festival line-up.

Past guests/instructors
Alexa Dexa
Allison Balcetis
Anthony Donofrio
Chicago Academy of the Arts – New Music Ensemble
Danny Clay
David Smooke
Hasco Duo
Jamie Burmeister
Jason Webb
Jay Kreimer
Jeffrey Young
Jesse Langen
Leanna Keith
New Muse Duo
Paul Pinto
Ray Evanoff

About Stacey Barelos
Omaha native Stacey Barelos is a performer and composer specializing in the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Regarding her first solo release, The Midwest American Piano Project, the American Record Guide said, “Stacey Barelos…plays with authority and poetic nuance, her beautiful tone captured vividly in this warm recording…” As a composer, Stacey’s works have been performed across the U.S. and in Europe and Australia. In addition to her concert works, Dr. Barelos frequently writes pieces for her studio. Her recent article, “Composing for Your Students!” encourages other teachers to do the same. Currently, Dr. Barelos teaches piano and composition at the Omaha Conservatory and is the Education Director for the Omaha Under the Radar Festival. For more information, see her website,

About Omaha Under the Radar
Omaha Under the Radar is an annual experimental performance festival in the Midwest. They celebrate cultural innovators with performances throughout the city of Omaha. The festival emerged from a desire to support innovative performers and creators living and working in the Midwest, and to connect this community to other performance communities throughout the United States.

Since the first festival, held in 2014, Omaha Under the Radar has presented over 200 artists from more than a dozen cities throughout the United States. They work to represent a multiplicity of genres, ideas, and identities through performances, talks, group discussions and educational opportunities. Omaha Under the Radar is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization. Learn More ->

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