OMAHA, NE 2019

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We are excited to return to Omaha for our third time and our 17th year and 24th season. Why Omaha, NE? Nebraska is a beautiful part of the country and Omaha is no exception to that. The people are friendly, the landscape is beautiful, and there’s not another place quite like it.

SWB’s Artistic Director, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, worked in NE for several weeks and fell in love with the artsy, quaint shopping district, the excellent food, and most importantly, the thriving string scene. The local string players and teachers are fantastic people and she’s looking forward to sharing this environment with you.

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule

Our faculty consists of world-renowned performer-educators who are fantastic at working with amateur through professional as well as mixed instruments (violin/fiddle, viola, cello). This is a very different model from the typical classical program....
Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions

We specialize in offering tailored sessions designed to maximize  your skills. We will help you master traditions from a number of styles and simultaneously support building your own musical voice. To navigate to the class...
Julie Lyonn Lieberman's Classes

Julie Lyonn Lieberman's Classes

The Twelve-Key Challenge: FOCUS & BUILD We’ll move some really cool riffs through all twelve keys. You’ll learn how to harness your musical brain on a higher level of mastery. This will enable you to build skills like: how to lock new mel...
Katie Glassman's Classes

Katie Glassman's Classes

Western Swing Tunes: FOCUS & BUILD Western Swing music found its roots in country, breakdown fiddling and jazz. The combination of these regional styles formed a unique string-based, big-band sound in the 40s and 50s centered around the...
Stephen Katz' Classes

Stephen Katz' Classes

Inspired Improvisation: Focus & Build Bypass any worries you’ve ever had about spontaneous music-making. Layering, conduction, flocking, mirroring. Don’t know what any of that means? All the more reason to let Stephen taken you on a saf...
Tom Morley's Classes

Tom Morley's Classes

Classic Irish Fiddle Tunes: FOCUS & BUILD At any Irish session gathering, the jigs, reels, and other tunes that get played are often a hundred, two hundred years old or even older! It’s a grand tradition, to be sure. This FOCUS & BUI...

Alissa Jackman Classes

Rock Techniques While Soloing Alissa will cover fundamentals you need to know about left- and right-hand techniques as well as phrasing to play in the rock style. She will also address stage presence because the stiff, Western canon anonymous...
Logistics-Travel & More…

Logistics-Travel & More…

Classes will be held at Hot Shops Arts Center1301 Nicholas St, Omaha, NE 68102 LODGING Fairfield Inn & Suites Omaha Downtown Discount Price: $89 USD per night for Strings without Boundaries attendeesStart Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019End...
Minors at SWB

Minors at SWB

Commuting minors must be accompanied to their first class of the day by a parent and picked up no later than 5:30 p.m. All our classes are in the same building, but there is a 90-minute lunch break.  We take our responsibilities seriously...