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Our Story

Oh My Ears (OME) is a fiscally-sponsored new music presenting non-profit in Phoenix, AZ that connects emerging composers, ensembles, and musicians with each other and with the greater Phoenix community. Founded in 2014 by composer Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer, Oh My Ears has grown from a single annual concert to include multiple year-round programs and an annual four-day New Music Festival. OME’s primary programming focus is to facilitate the performance and creation of what we call “new music.” We take music out of traditional concert settings and into art galleries, bars, and nature preserves. We collaborate with dancers, slam poets, and multi-sensory performers. Oh My Ears is currently producing over 40 concerts and events alongside our annual multi-day new music festival. The new music community in Phoenix has grown exponentially over the past seven years since we began.

OME is a grassroots organization run by a team of local musicians and composers who are passionate about building a thriving New Music scene in the state of Arizona. We are DIY in every sense of the word. Every position on our admin team is currently a volunteer position. We are responsible for every step in the process of creating our concerts and events, from selecting performers and booking venues, to running sound and lights and manning the ticket booth the day of the show.

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