Our club selected the North Omaha Music and Arts Academy as the beneficiary of our first annual "We Give Back" fundraiser for fall 2022.  Who is NOMA and what do they do?  Keep reading.

Couldn't attend our fundraiser?  Donate online.

NOMA is a creative academy four the youth of our community and master class destination for top artistic talents.  The organization is redeveloping the area of the former Love's Jazz and Arts center at 24th & Lake streets.  Dana Murray is the Executive Director of NOMA and wants to use this historic musically rich area as a place where young people to hone their talents in the arts and provide a space for performances.  The final building will include a 450 seat music venue and the largest recording studio in the city.  But the emphasis is on education.  Dana will be able to use his background in performance and music to attract national and local talent to help in this goal.  
The first phase getting started this year is to renovate the current space as it sits today. Then the expansion really begins!  
Omaha Rotary Night Club was excited to be one of the first fundraisers for NOMA and being able to continue to change lives of children.  

More about NOMA

Vision:  Become a destination venue for master classes, music and art education that attracts world-renown talent.
Mission: Enrich and empower the community through music and art
Values: Opportunity can change lives; Learning never stops; Earn it; Act with Integrity; Respect for All; Music enriches life.
Executive Director: Dana Murray.  He grew up in South Omaha and attended Berklee College of Music on scholarship.  He moved to New York City to place with greats as Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Witherspoon, Roy Hargrove, Aloe Blacc and Norah Jones.  He has taught at the University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha Public School District and Bellevue Public School District, as well as founding the competitive indoor percussion ensemble, Dojo Percussion.