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ACM@UCO contemporary music performance major Alana Hughes crowned Miss UCO 2018

Alana HughesDecember 14 2017

Alana Hughes, a senior contemporary music performance major from Edmond, Oklahoma, won the Miss UCO 2018 title on Nov. 11. She will compete for the Miss Oklahoma title in June 2018.

Congratulations, Alana! 

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ACM@UCO CEO Scott Booker featured in Smithsonian book

Session LabDecember 12, 2017

Looking for some last-minute Christmas gifts? Can't find the perfect gift for that Rock-and-Roll lover in the family?

ACM@UCO CEO Scott Booker had two photos published in the latest Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen book!

Check it out here!


ACM travels to Tulsa Tech campuses

Session LabNovember 29, 2017

The month of November was a busy month for student recruitment at ACM!

Brenda Brent and Chris Hicks, along with ACM lecturers Rob Derrick and Travis Tester, traveled to the Riverside and Owasso campuses of Tulsa Tech to speak about the opportunities for careers in the entertainment industry

Huge thanks to Tulsa Tech instructors Walt Bowers and Michael Haggard from Riverside campus and Tim Bell from Owasso campus for having us!


ACM to offer new Session Lab class for Spring 2018

Session LabNovember 6, 2017

Attention all Logic producers, Ableton producers, audio engineers, singers, songwriters, and musicians!!

Want to take a course that combines all of YOU in the studio to WRITE MUSIC TOGETHER?? If so, Session Lab is your pathway into the modern world of collaborative music creation!

Coming Spring 2018.


ACM@UCO student band The Ivy's latest single hits more than 500,000 listens on Spotify

The IvyOctober 25, 2017

ACM@UCO student synth-pop and indie band The Ivy released their latest single, "Gold," back in July. The song has hit more than 500,000 listens on Spotify and was also featured on Spotify's Global Viral Chart and US Viral Chart! Listen to the song on Spotify here.

The Ivy regularly perform in the Oklahoma City metro and in Tulsa at various venues. View all of their upcoming shows here.

Learn more about The Ivy by visiting their webpage.


ACM@UCO Student Wins Best Musical Score At 48 Hour Film Festival

Noah Copeland Best Musical Score At 48 Hour Film FestivalSeptember 6, 2017

ACM@UCO contemporary music production student Noah Copeland recently won Best Musical Score at Oklahoma City’s 48 Hour Film Project Awards Show, which took place at the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City on Sept. 26. Noah recorded the automated dialogue replacement (ADR) and composed all of the music for “The Bar Maid in the Forest,” one of the award-winning films created during the 48 Hour Film Project.

The 48 Hour Film Project is a competition in which participants have a total of 48 hours to complete a film based on a randomly selected genre, a line of dialogue, and a prop that must be included in the film.

For further information about the annual project, visit http://www.48hourfilm.com/oklahomacity.


OKC-Based Band Haniwa Releases New Album “Violent Sun”

HaniwaAugust 28, 2017

OKC-based indie pop band Haniwa recently released a new album titled “Violent Sun.” The LP was recorded and mixed at the ACM@UCO studios by ACM@UCO student Caleb Gray and mastered by ACM@UCO faculty member Kevin Lively. Additionally, band member Dylan Walling is an alumnus of our program. Congratulations to all those involved in this amazing new record. To listen to “Violent Sun” visit https://haniwaband.bandcamp.com.


ACM@UCO Faculty Member Releases New Album

Sephra SheuberAugust 21, 2017

ACM@UCO faculty member Sephra Scheuber released her new album “Pieces of Schema” on Tuesday, Aug. 22.  The album is the antithesis of a concept album with each song twisting into a new musical perspective, blending the spirit of complex jazz and the spirit of bold punk.  Sephra will perform songs from her new album on Friday, Sept. 22 at IAO Gallery located at 706 W. Sheridan Ave.  To listen to her album and learn more about her upcoming show, visit her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/sephramusic or her website at http://shmoerecords.com/sephra


ACM@UCO Performance Program Director Co-Writes Songs on ZHU’s New EP

ZHU

August 18, 2017

Mitch Bell, ACM@UCO’s Music Performance Program Director, recently co-wrote three out of the four songs on ZHU’s new EP titled “stardustexhalemarrakechdreams”. The EP released on Friday, Aug. 18 and is currently featured on Spotify’s new enhanced electronic playlist “mint.” We are super proud of Mitch and all of the great work he is doing with ZHU!


Garland Jeffreys Master Class
2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14

Garland JefferysAugust 17, 2017

Attention ACM@UCO Students! We will be hosting a master class with acclaimed musician Garland Jeffreys at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14 in the ACM@UCO Songwriting Room located on the first floor of the building.  The master class is FREE and open to the public.

Jeffreys is best-known for his 1977 hit single “Wild In The Streets” as well as for his many collaborations and performances with artists including Bruce Springsteen, U2, James Taylor and Lou Reed, among others. He is currently touring to promote his new album “14 Steps To Harlem,” which has received critical praise from USA Today, American Songwriter and Billboard.

Later in the evening, Jeffreys will perform songs from his new album at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab located at 329 E. Sheridan Ave. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at levelland.preferredfan.com. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m.

Check out Jeffrey’s famous single “Wild In The Streets” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RzBZsOeqOQ

Questions? Contact Liz Johnson, Director of PR/Marketing, at 405-974-4711 or ejohnson26@uco.edu


ACM@UCO CEO Invited to be Member of 2017 Grammy Hall of Fame Selection Committee

Scott BookerMay 9, 2017

Media Contact:  Liz Johnson, Director of Public Relations & Marketing, ACM@UCO, 405-974-4711, ejohnson26@uco.edu

Scott Booker, CEO and executive director of the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO), will serve as a member of the Recording Academy’s 2017 Grammy Hall of Fame committee.  Invited by Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), this is the second year Booker has...

READ MORE: http://www2.uco.edu/press/prdetail.asp?NewsID=23302


ACM@UCO Teams Up with Chesapeake Energy Arena to Provide Scholarships to Students

April 17, 2017

Media Contact:  Liz Johnson, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, ACM@UCO, 405-974-4711, ejohnson26@uco.edu

The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) and SMG-managed Chesapeake Energy Arena have partnered to support scholarships for ACM@UCO students as a way of recognizing the touring artists that perform at the arena.           

To kick off the new partnership, the Chesapeake Energy Arena will...

READ MORE: http://www2.uco.edu/press/prdetail.asp?NewsID=23162