In time for the holidays, the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) hosts events Dec. 7 and 8 that deliver great live, local music while uplifting our community. Our “week of giving” will help provide much-needed aid to three local organizations — the Jesus House, The Homeless Alliance and Northeast Resource Center.
Congratulations to Oklahoma City metropolitan area leaders named as Oklahoma Gazette's "Forty Under 40" class of 2018. This year's class also includes four ACM@UCO-tied honorees.
ACM alumnus Ciara Brooke debuts her new project "Diva Diaries" at her album release show 7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown. Admission is $5 at the door or FREE with valid UCO student ID.
Iconic American musician “Little Steven” Van Zandt will sit down with ACM@UCO Executive Director Scott Booker for an exclusive masterclass discussion on Nov. 26 in ACM@UCO’s Songwriting Room, (first floor), 25 S. Oklahoma Ave. in Bricktown. Admission is free and open to the public.
The song "Chasing Marrakech” by ZHU, cowritten by ACM@UCO alumus Dante Jones and ACM faculty Mitch Bell, recently landed on an Apple iPhone commercial promoting its XS model. UCO Music alumnus Aidan Carroll provided strings for the production.
Quirky independent psychedelic rock act colourmusic performs Nov. 30 at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown. Opening acts are Applied Music Program and Net.
DJ Travis Trip, aka ACM@UCO faculty Travis Tester shares his Spotify playlist just in time for Halloween! Follow ACM@UCO on Spotify for new music and playlists.
The 2018-2019 school year marks ACM@UCO’s tenth anniversary!
To celebrate, it expanded its long-running Metro Music Festival into a yearlong event. The revamped Metro Music Series includes the High Noon Showcase, presenting free shows by ACM@UCO-tied music acts and tastemakers; its ACM@UCO Performance Lab series by regional and national touring acts; and a growing roster of masterclasses, clinics and workshops with industry leaders, many of which are open to students and the public. . . .
Maps & Atlases headlines a concert Nov. 1 at ACM@UCO Performance Lab in Bricktown. Oklahoma City funk-rock quartet Magic Munchbox opens. Tickets are $10, on sale at eventbrite.com.
Power Cycle headlines Electric Pizza on Oct. 8, a Halloween-themed showcase with UCO graduate students Jonathon Edwards, Breck McGough and Santiago Ramones. Ramones is a 2017 ACM@UCO alumnus.