The Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma is transforming lives through music!
The Opry HeritageFoundation of Oklahoma is home to the Rodeo Opry, “Oklahoma’s Official Country Music Show” and Granville Community Music School which provides quality, music lessons for students from low-income families for .50 per lesson. While this organization has produced the best in family entertainment for 35 years, non-profit status was established in 2004 with the focus to promote arts education and build the arts industry in Oklahoma. This organization takes pride in educating and supporting the very artists that will define Oklahoma’s rich and diverse culture through their music. Education programs include a student concert series teaching Oklahoma History through music, artist development workshops for performers of all ages and private and group music lessons through the Granville Community Music School.
My wife and I discovered the Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma about four years ago while attending a show at the Rodeo Opry. A friend of ours who's daughter was performing on stage that night persuaded us to come along. What a pleasant surprise! We were shocked by the quality of entertainment; the professional house band, the show's line-up, and the professional air about the theatre. We knew instantly that this would be the place where we'd be spending many future Saturday evenings. It didn't take many weekends for us to realize that the show was not only the best kept secret in Oklahoma but also that the show was part of something much greater.
Turns out the Rodeo Opry is only a small part of the Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma, a non-profit chartered to promote arts education in Oklahoma through our kids. Well, folks… that made it even better. Ever since we got to Oklahoma Suzanne and I have been looking for opportunities to pay back to the community. You see, we've been lucky in life and thought it time to share life's rewards with those who could benefit from our experience. We offered to commit some of our time and resources to the Organization and, wouldn't you know it, four years later I'm the Chairman of the Board!
If you give us just one of your Saturday evenings to get to know our Foundation, odds are we'll have you hooked too. We were reminded that an investment in our kids is the most risk-free and worthwhile investment one can make. You can help our family-oriented non-profit by committing your time or your financial resources to help us prepare our next generation for their future challenges.
The Centennial Rodeo Opry, "Oklahoma’s “Official Country Music Show” is celebrating its 35th year of providing spectacular live, weekly entertainment. Located in the Rodeo Opry theater in the heart of the historic stockyards district in Oklahoma City, Saturday night performances feature new talent from around the state, veterans of the Opry stage, and Opry stars who enjoy coming home to perform. The Centennial Rodeo Opry shows can be seen Sunday 8PM each week on KSBI TV 52.
Named after Opry founder Granville (Grant) Leftwich, the Granville Community School of Music provides quality music instruction to talented children from low income families for the nominal fee of 50 cents per lesson. Granville opened September 9, 2009 and is modeled after Nashville’s long‐running, highly‐successful W. O. Smith Community Music School which was founded in 1984.
Students from around the state watch Oklahoma history come to life on the Rodeo Opry stage through an interactive program teaching the history, music and culture of our great state. This educational music experience takes participants through the trials and triumphs of Oklahoma including Native American heritage, the Dust Bowl, state symbols and famous Oklahomans.
Designed to develop and enhance promising performers in the areas of stage presence and vocal production, the Rising Star Roundup workshops are offered for young performers under the age of 16 and Kick Start Clinics for artists 16 and older. Apprenticeship programs are also available to provide promising musicians and technicians in our community the opportunity to work with industry professionals in their field of interest
Personalized workshops and intimate performances provide local songwriters with the opportunity to work and perform with top industry professionals. Over the years, participants have benefitted from instruction and interaction with hit songwriters for artists such as Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, John Michael Montgomery, Diamond Rio, Bryan White, and many, many others.
Cindy has been an Oklahoma A+ Schools fellow since 2003 where she has developed and facilitated many workshops including music integration, multiple intelligences, curriculum mapping and collaboration. She has facilitated arts integration workshops for the Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain and San Francisco Symphony’s Keeping Score program.
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Allied Arts represents and supports 26 local arts groups in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas and serves as the advocate for central Oklahoma's arts and cultural community.
Founded in 1971 as Oklahoma's only United Arts Fund, Allied Arts champions the arts by:
Mobilizing critical resources to foster the dynamic growth of the arts
Providing technological, administrative and ot...
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