Mike O'Mara

is creating New Works of Musical Theatre

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patron
Hey there!

My name is Mike O'Mara, and I've been working professionally as a music educator and performer since 2000. I teach piano, voice and songwriting in my private studio and direct musical theatre productions and a choir program at the school I founded in 2013, etc. Music School (etcmusicschool.org).

I thank my lucky stars that I get to do what I love every day - I get to teach and to live in the arts, and I've been fortunate enough to see firsthand what the arts can mean in people's lives. And believe me, I do love it... but I have been feeling as though I could do more.

You see, I went to school for Music Composition, and writing exciting new works of American Musical Theatre has been my passion since I started working my way up from accompanist to director in various theater settings.

As a composer, I am very proud that my choral, orchestral and musical theatre works have been performed by numerous ensembles, from grade schools to universities in America and abroad. I've written or arranged over 120 pieces for choir and penned over 30 original works for the musical theatre stage as of Summer 2018.

But as any artist will tell you - the arts rarely pay!

So despite the positive feedback I have received on my works, and the readings and performances I have been able to stage either on my own or with assistance from kind collaborators, I have had to regulate my output to my own school's stage and concentrate on other paid gigs rather than do what I really wish to - to make some nice press kits, get some high-quality recordings of artists singing my songs and performing my shows, and get to submitting my work all over the place!

Here's where (maybe? hopefully?) YOU come in. Welcome to my Patreon page, where you can, in an immediate and tangible way, help me create my art and get it out there. I know that I know what I'm doing, but I need help. Let's do this!
Tiers
General Admission Tier
$1 or more per month
Support my on-going work to craft and promote new works of Musical Theatre at the $1/month level and get:

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming shows
  • Patron-only polls 
Balcony Seating Tier
$3 or more per month
Support my on-going work to craft and promote new works of Musical Theatre at the $3/month level and get:

  • High-quality downloads (.mp3) of upcoming work
  • Process/behind-the-scenes videos with Mike and friends
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Front Row Tier
$5 or more per month
Support my on-going work to craft and promote new works of Musical Theatre at the $5/month level and get:

  • Early access to new scripts and scores via .pdf
  • Special Monthly Front Row-only patron video hangouts
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Goals
1 of 10 patrons
Getting Started - Looking for 10 patrons!

The first step in any grand adventure's the hardest, right? That's why I'm going to especially celebrate my first 10 patrons! When I hit 10 monthly patrons here on Patreon, I'll release a never-before-heard song right here! Each month I keep at least 10 patrons, all of my patrons will receive another song just for them!
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Hey there!

My name is Mike O'Mara, and I've been working professionally as a music educator and performer since 2000. I teach piano, voice and songwriting in my private studio and direct musical theatre productions and a choir program at the school I founded in 2013, etc. Music School (etcmusicschool.org).

I thank my lucky stars that I get to do what I love every day - I get to teach and to live in the arts, and I've been fortunate enough to see firsthand what the arts can mean in people's lives. And believe me, I do love it... but I have been feeling as though I could do more.

You see, I went to school for Music Composition, and writing exciting new works of American Musical Theatre has been my passion since I started working my way up from accompanist to director in various theater settings.

As a composer, I am very proud that my choral, orchestral and musical theatre works have been performed by numerous ensembles, from grade schools to universities in America and abroad. I've written or arranged over 120 pieces for choir and penned over 30 original works for the musical theatre stage as of Summer 2018.

But as any artist will tell you - the arts rarely pay!

So despite the positive feedback I have received on my works, and the readings and performances I have been able to stage either on my own or with assistance from kind collaborators, I have had to regulate my output to my own school's stage and concentrate on other paid gigs rather than do what I really wish to - to make some nice press kits, get some high-quality recordings of artists singing my songs and performing my shows, and get to submitting my work all over the place!

Here's where (maybe? hopefully?) YOU come in. Welcome to my Patreon page, where you can, in an immediate and tangible way, help me create my art and get it out there. I know that I know what I'm doing, but I need help. Let's do this!

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Tiers
General Admission Tier
$1 or more per month
Support my on-going work to craft and promote new works of Musical Theatre at the $1/month level and get:

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming shows
  • Patron-only polls 
Balcony Seating Tier
$3 or more per month
Support my on-going work to craft and promote new works of Musical Theatre at the $3/month level and get:

  • High-quality downloads (.mp3) of upcoming work
  • Process/behind-the-scenes videos with Mike and friends
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Front Row Tier
$5 or more per month
Support my on-going work to craft and promote new works of Musical Theatre at the $5/month level and get:

  • Early access to new scripts and scores via .pdf
  • Special Monthly Front Row-only patron video hangouts
  • Plus all previous rewards!