The UCO School of Music has partnered with the UCO office of Diversity and Inclusion, the UCO Black Student Association and the UCO African American Faculty and Staff Association to bring to campus critically-acclaimed composer, recording artist, drummer, activist and educator Dr. Mark Lomax II for a weeklong residency! This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first documented African slave ships arriving in the American colonies, and Lomax will dive in to this story of Black America through a series of presentations and performances known as “400: An Afrikan Epic.”
Mark Lomax, II, D.M.A.
Week of Events
A Conversation with the Black Male Initiative: Prelude to Blues in August
12:30-2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, Robert Kerr Room, Nigh University Center.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8., UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth Street, Edmond
UCO student admission free with a valid student I.D.
Tickets: $10. Visit the FACS events website or call 405-974-2100.
Black Student Association and The African American Faculty and Staff Association Luncheon and Discussion, “Activating the Transformative Power of Trust”
Activating the transformative power of trust allows the individual to engage community to change the world.
Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, Heritage Room (326), Nigh University Center
Open to the public – limited seating. Free admission
2-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, Constitution Hall, Nigh University Center
featuring Dr. Mark Lomax II, the UCO Wind Symphony, The Ambassadors Concert Choir and the Lomax Quartet
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, Mitchell Hall Theatre
Reception to follow in the Melton Gallery
UCO student admission free with valid student I.D.
Tickets: $10. Visit the Mitchell Hall Theatre website or call 405-974-3375
**All events are STLR-tagged for global and cultural competencies, health and wellness, research, creative and scholarly activities, and service learning and civic engagement.**