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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, and is in collaboration with the Recording Academy (GRAMMY's). The series brings music professionals from around the world to share their experiences, provide the future generation with insight into the industry and career paths, and answer questions students may have. Guests perform with our ensembles, give masterclasses, provide lectures, and connect with our students through in-person or virtual interviews.

Since Fall 2020, nearly 40 guests have spoken for the series including 15 GRAMMY winners representing 65 GRAMMY wins and over 200 GRAMMY nominations. Additionally, guests have included Oscar Winners, Pulitzer 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, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Elton John, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Shakira, Stanley Clarke, Stevie Wonder, B. B. King, Ariana Grande, Sting, 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 in Pixar Movies, TED Mainstages, Oprah, The Voice, American Idol, Late Night Talk Shows including Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, and Seth Meyers, NPR's Tiny Desk, BBC Proms, and more.

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

Email Eric Walschap at for additional information.

Spring 2022