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.