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.
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 University of Central Oklahoma has become known worldwide for its Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) program. The U.S. Department of Education awarded UCO with a $7.8 million grant to kick-start STLR, because UCO’s idea to help students addressed a need within the education community. Everyone is familiar with college transcripts, which can be certified and copied or digitally sent to future employers or graduate schools. However, college students grow and transform through both academic and non-academic experiences while at UCO. Through STLR, students now can display not only their aptitude in their discipline knowledge but also their growth in other important areas. STLR acts as a second transcript that records a student’s Transformative Learning at UCO. Transformative Learning is about how you grow and transform into a productive, ethical, engaged citizen, ready to take on the world after college. . . .
About the ‘Play It Loud’ Season Two Premiere
“Play It Loud,” an original music series that follows award-winning Oklahoma independent filmmaker Adam Hampton as he explores the state’s vibrant music scene, features well-known one-man band Mike Hosty in the first episode of its second season.
The installment opens with Hosty performing his signature song “Oklahoma Breakdown,” which red dirt music star Stoney LaRue is known for covering. Complete with kazoo solo, naturally. . . .
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.
Swedish folk singer and songwriter Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth, performs 7 p.m. April 27 at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $25, and go on sale 10 a.m. Central Time Oct. 26 at eventbrite.com.
The event is part of the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma’s (ACM@UCO) continuing Metro Music Series celebrating the school’s 10th anniversary. . . .
Hear from Scott Booker, Executive Director of ACM@UCO and Flaming Lips Manager, and Oklahoma native rock ‘n roll musician JD McPherson as they discuss the music industry from artist and management perspectives, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at ACM@UCO's Songwriting Room (first floor), 25 S. Oklahoma Ave., in Bricktown.
In a showcase sure to move country, rock and Southern rock fans alike, Paul Benjaman and Jacob Tovar co-headline a concert 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown.