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Academy of Contemporary Music Launches Spring Semester With Master Class By The Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd

On Feb 10 The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma will present a master class with Flaming Lips multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd. Open only to enrolled students, the class will consist of an interview and audience Q&A with Drozd who will discuss musicianship as well as aspects of life as a professional musician. “I wish this [school] would have been around when I was a 17- or 18-year-old kid,” Drozd told NPR.

Hear that interview with Drozd and the school’s CEO and Lips manager Scott Booker on NPR’s Weekend Edition here:

In its inaugural semester last fall, the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM@UCO) began providing a solid foundation in music and the music business – with an emphasis on rock – for students aspiring to careers in the industry. Highlights of the fall semester included a master class by The Who’s Roger Daltrey and a mini-concert by rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson backed by ACM students.