Grammy’s and Cellos: Good Times With Better People

Tess Remy-Schumacher at the 2023 Grammy Awards ceremony.

A Spotlight on Kitt Wakeley and Tess Remy-Schumacher’s collaborative piece: “Asa”

by Ange Coronado Olmstead

“At first, ‘Asa’ was a piece that stood on its own.” –Grammy Award Winning Composer, Kitt Wakeley

From the beginning, Kitt Wakeley understood the disposition he wanted to convey on his [now] Grammy-winning album, mirroring the sounds of love, heartbreak, empathy, and humility. He began collaborating with artists . . .  read more

#CFADWorks: Sophie Mings

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Sophie Mings, University of Central Oklahoma musical theatre alumna, hits a new note

by Riley Stokesberry

Sophie Mings, a University of Central Oklahoma musical theatre alumna, is creating a name for herself after graduating recently in May 2022. She has been involved in musical theatre since she was 10 years old. Musical theatre takes confidence and passion, two things Sophie exhibits, but it is normal to experience uncertainty when pursuing a career . . .  read more


Wanderlust: Music that Takes You Places


Music That Takes You Places

UCO Wind Symphony
Dr. Brian Lamb, Director/Conductor


Sansei Fanfare (2011)
Brett William Dietz (b. 1972)

Traveler (2003)
David Maslanka (1943-2017)

The Low-Down Brown Get-Down (2020)
Omar Thomas (b. 1984)



Naomi Tomko
Del City, BM

Bryanna Louch
Choctaw, BM

Karissa Denham
Southmoore, BME

Abbie Childers
Tuttle, BME

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UCO Musical Theatre Receives National Recognition

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“Those of us who have witnessed the polished professionalism of our productions will not be surprised by this recognition.”

– Steve Hansen, Dean

College of Fine Arts and Design

The University of Central Oklahoma has again been recognized on the national stage for the outstanding quality of the Musical Theatre Program. The online theatre . . .  read more

#CFADWorks: Julianne Annesley

We’re proud of our Oklahoma teachers! Local music educator Julianne Annesley shares how the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design prepared her to train the next generation of musicians.

During her time at the University of Central Oklahoma, Annesley was a part of the Wind Symphony, Marching Band, Orchestra and Cantilena Women’s Choir. She was also . . .  read more

#CFADWorks: Erin Clemons

Erin Clemons with Hamilton castmates

Backstage at “Hamilton: An American Musical,” UCO College of Fine Arts and Design alumna Erin Clemons finds a moment amid the whirlwind of rehearsals to share her journey since gradation.

After receiving her Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2011, Clemons moved to New York City to begin her career . . .  read more

#CFADWorks: Milena Govich

Clapboard for "Chicago Med" showing Milena Govich as the episode's director.

On the set of primetime medical drama “Chicago Med,” UCO College of Fine Arts and Design alumna Milena Govich pressed pause on a busy week of directing her first network television episode to send an update to her alma mater.

Upon graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1999 with degrees in Vocal Performance and Pre-Medicine . . .  read more