OMP’s Ambassador Program provides advanced students and recent graduates the opportunity to use their skill and experience to give back to their community in a unique way.
Thomas is a great, positive role model. It’s been a great improvement – he’s very friendly, very knowledgeable with regard to music, so it’s been very helpful.Vannet, Family Member of Mentee
By partnering with younger beginner OMP students, our Ambassadors are able to share practice tips, technical advice, and other musical know-how as they mentor their younger colleagues. Mentees grow a special connection with someone they can look up to. Mentors gain the invaluable experience of sharing their talent in a unique way.
So far, I really enjoy teaching my practice partner, Mia. Most of the things we’ve gone over in our first two sessions have been related to hand-eye coordination, which we are trying to perfect.Diem Jennings, Mentor
Ambassadors during COVID-19
Ambassadors meet with their mentees once a week between Orchestra rehearsals and theory classes. During the COVID-19 pandemic, OMP moved entirely online in a matter of days, and our Ambassadors stepped up, too. Students meet with their mentors via Zoom in the comfort of their own homes, keeping their practice consistent and productive during a challenging time.