Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) student Sophia Massad releases her new single, "Come Back Home," Sept. 7 (tomorrow!). It features Oklahoma City musician and ACM@UCO alum Chase Kerby.
Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter Molly Burch headlines a Nov. 7 tour stop at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown. The show is a part of the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma’s growing Metro Music Series celebrating the school’s 10th anniversary.
During Dr. Hynes’s presentation, she discussed the three strategies of moving your talents to strengths: Skills – Knowledge – Practice. Now that you are aware of your strengths, discuss one strength and how you will continue to develop it.
On Sept. 19, recent “American Idol” top-24 finalist and former ACM student Trevor McBane brings his authentic Okie twang to ACM@UCO's High Noon Showcase.
Dominican-American singer, songwriter and record producer Twin Shadow, aka George Lewis Jr., headlines an Oct. 5 show at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown. Oklahoma City indie-pop act The Ivy opens.
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Teaching and Research Center, set to open its doors this fall is a 57,000 square-foot state-of-the-art building that will house brand new research labs, classrooms and faculty office space. Faculty and students will have the opportunity to work side by side in the research and teaching laboratories from a variety of disciplines across campus including forensic science, cell and developmental biology, genetics, biomedical engineering and nursing simulation. This building will also become the permanent home for the Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Education and Research (CIBER) and the Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation (CREIC). . . .
First some good news:
Six projects from UCO Design Students will be in the Print Regional Design Annual! This publication features the “best of the best” in graphic design and illustration. For collegiate designers, inclusion is the equivalent of a nomination for the Heisman Trophy.
Now a story:
Growing up in a practical, blue collar family, the notion that a person could earn a living as an artist seemed nearly nonsensical. “Work” involved sweat, muscle and tools, while “art” represented an interesting hobby at best. Even after a three-decade career as a ceramic artist and professor, I have an uncle who routinely asks me if I am still “playing with clay”. I cannot recall a time when I did not love making art. As a child, I would beg for “How to Draw” books, pads of paper and charcoal for birthdays and Christmas. Yet, until I was a couple years into college, it never occurred to me that a professional life as an artist was a possibility. . . .
Dozens of local and regional acts — over 100 by our count — are performing at this year's Oklahoma State Fair. Many of them have ties to the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, indie Americana quartet Mipso headlines an Oct. 10 tour stop at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown. The show is a part of the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma’s growing Metro Music Series celebrating the school’s 10th anniversary.
ACM@UCO's High Noon continues Sept. 5 with Dawson Hollow, an indie-folk rock quintet based in the Ozark Mountains. The band performs 12:15 p.m. in the Songwriting Room (first floor) at ACM@UCO, 25 S. Oklahoma Ave., in Bricktown. All High Noon shows are free and open to the public. "American Idol" top-24 finalist headlines High Noon on Sept. 19.