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The Resonance Series is a guest lecture series brought to you by the OU School of Music, the Oklahoma Film and Music Office, Jazz in June, and is in collaboration with the Recording Academy (GRAMMY's). The series connects OU students and guests with music professionals from around the world. Speakers share their experiences, provide the future generation with insight into the industry and career paths, and answer questions students may have. Guests have the option of speaking live and in person, or online via Zoom.

Over 25 guests have spoken for the series including 12 GRAMMY winners with over 50 GRAMMY wins and over 100 GRAMMY nominations. Additionally, guests have included Oscar Winners, Pultizer Prize Winners, multiple U.S. Ambassadors of Music, multiple Guggenheim Fellows, and the musical directors of the Super Bowl, the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, and American Idol. Guests have played in the bands of Michael Jackson, Prince, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Elton John, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Shakira, Stanley Clarke, Stevie Wonder, B. B. King, Ariana Grande, Chick Corea, Barbara Streisand, Tower of Power, Marcus Miller, Leonard Cohen, Enrique Iglesias, Herbie Hancock, The Backstreet Boys, Miley Cyrus, George Michael, Destiny's Child, Snarky Puppy, The Buena Vista Social Club, John Legend, Kirk Franklin, and many more. Guests have been featured on Oprah, The Voice, American Idol, Late Night Talk Shows including Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, and Seth Meyers, NPR's Tiny Desk, and more.

Join us for free in person or online for this unique opportunity to listen to, talk with, and ask questions of the music industry's most successful experts.

Email Eric Walschap at with any questions, comments, or suggestions for future artists.

Fall 2021