Two Unique Concerts Raise Awareness of Homelessness, Food Insecurity While Delivering Great Live, Local Music

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.

Wow Your Future Employers with Your Official STLR Parchment


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. . . .  read more

WATCH: Longtime OKC Musician and ACM Faculty Mike Hosty in Season Two Premiere of ‘Play It Loud’

One-man band Mike Hosty sings while playing drums and guitar during this Play It Loud webisode.

About the ‘Play It Loud’ Season Two Premiere

From Brandy McDonnell at NewsOK/The Oklahoman:

“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. . . .  read more

The Tallest Man on Earth Announces Tour, New Project and April 27 Show in Bricktown

A grainy selfie-style photo of musical artist Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth

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

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. . . .  read more