Explore music making through an experimental lens.
SOUNDRY Summer Institute
August 2-6, 2021
SOUNDRY Summer Institute is designed for anyone interested in experimental music, sound art, and modern classical music. The institute will include sessions on composition, improvisation, instrument building, and professional development given by renowned Omaha Under the Radar Festival artists and guests.
The 2021 SOUNDRY Workshop will be a hybrid of online and in-person workshops. Guests and instructors are drawn from the Omaha Under the Radar Festival line-up.
2019 SOUNDRY Participants perform original pieces at Joslyn Art Museum
Photo by Ben Semisch
"To say there was some apprehension is probably an understatement. That apprehension vanished within minutes, and what followed is a sequence of the most affirming and illuminating moments I’ve had since returning to music. Omaha Under the Radar artists and Soundry Instructors are formally trained and recognized musicians, but all of them have carved out unique niches for themselves. Listening to the instructors and guest artists felt less like instruction and more like an invitation to join in on that exploration, and that feeling is one I return to when I lose sight of my own potential."
- Amy, SOUNDRY Participant 2017
"SOUNDRY was an unforgettable experience where I learned many different skills and met really cool people. It helped me learn more ways to embrace my overflowing creativity in just a few days!"
- Lily, SOUNDRY Participant 2015
Guests and instructors are drawn from the phenomenal Omaha Under the Radar Festival line-up.
Past contributors include:
Liz Gre Alexandria Smith
Seth Shafer Jason Domonkos
Allison Balcetis Anthony Donofrio
New Muse Duo Jesse Langen
Cassia Kite Jay Kreimer
DR. STACEY BARELOS: DIRECTOR
SOUNDRY is directed by composer and pianist Stacey Barelos and includes expert instructors from Omaha and around the country.
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. Currently, Dr. Barelos teaches at the Omaha Conservatory of Music, the University of Nebraska-Omaha and is the Education Director for the Omaha Under the Radar Festival. For more information, see her website, www.staceybarelos.com.