Frontier Strings

About the group

Frontier Strings is comprised of select students who truly encompass Omaha Conservatory of Music’s core values of musical community: passion, dedication, and excellence.

This premiere string ensemble comprised of advanced students performs a variety of repertoire — pop songs, sacred music, fiddle tunes, classical show tunes, and movie music — all from memory. Frontier Strings performs throughout the community during the academic year and tours nationally or internationally each summer. The group has performed throughout the United States and Europe, delighting audiences everywhere with their stunt fiddling dance moves, and even hula-hooping while performing music at top speed! Students must play violin to participate. (Students do not need to be studying privately at the Conservatory to participate in this group.)

  • Director: Ruth Meints
  • Assistant Director: Tyler Roberts
  • Time: Fridays 4:30-5:45pm 
  • Dates:
    • Fall Semester: Aug. 23 - Dec 13 (no rehearsal on Aug 30, Sept. 13, Nov. 22, Nov. 29)
    • Spring Semester: Jan. 10 - May 15 (no rehearsal on Feb. 7 & Mar. 13)
  • Cost: $125/semester + uniform charges + tour cost (Discount available for families with multiple members)


Auditions are accepted bi-annually for Fall and Spring, and applicants must play at a minimum level of Suzuki Book 3+ or equivalent.  To audition, your student should prepare a short video performing their most polished repertoire, and show us their personality by doing something creative or unique to tell us why they should be considered as a member of Frontier Strings.  To apply (or if you have questions) contact Lydia Conway at or call 402.932.4978 ext. 214


Performance Inquiries/Booking Requests:

If you are interested in engaging this dynamic ensemble at your event, please contact Lydia Conway at or call 402.932.4978 ext. 214



In the event of any student absence, please notify your instructor in advance. After the second consecutive missed class without notice or contact, the student may be dismissed and the date of the second missed class will be considered the official withdrawal date. All withdrawal policies will be followed.

Students are encouraged to be on time.  Students who are late for class cannot be guaranteed their full class time.

Omaha Conservatory of Music reserves the right to dismiss any student without a refund due to frequent absences, disciplinary problems, overdue tuition payments, and/or noncompliance with the Conservatory's policies.

Group class tuition payments are due 5 days prior to the first class session.  Class tuition is non-refundable after this point, regardless of the reason for withdrawal.

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