Explore music making through an experimental lens.


SOUNDRY Summer Institute


The 2022 Summer SOUNDRY Workshops will take place at KANEKO on June 14, 21, and 28, and July 5, 12, and 19 from 6-8pm.

Participants will explore creative music-making through the lenses of deep listening, graphic notation, improvisation, instrument building and more. Led by Dr. Stacey Barelos, instructors will include artists from the Omaha Under the Radar Festival Lineup, as well as experts in the experimental music field. Mentoring and professional development opportunities are an essential aspect of SOUNDRY, and participants will be invited to share their work in public programs following the workshops. 


TUITION: $100 for the full series, or $20 for individual classes


6/14 - Instrument Making

6/21 - Guest Artist Ameen Wahba

6/28 - Anechoic Chamber

7/5 - Guest Artist Mesonjinxx

7/12 - Double header!  Guest Artist Hannah Weaver 6-7pm, Deep Listening Workshop 7-8pm

7/19 - Creative Soundscapes

SOUNDRY workshops are designed for anyone interested in experimental music, sound art, and modern classical music. The institute presents workshops throughout the year on composition, improvisation, instrument building, and professional development.


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



SOUNDRY is directed by composer and pianist Stacey Barelos and includes expert instructors from Omaha and around the country.  

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