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Following the announcement of a unique student exchange programme between the UK and US, ACM, The Academy of Contemporary Music welcomed the arrival of 9 students from ACM@UCO, based in Oklahoma.

There are nine Business students & one Music Production student hailing from Oklahoma, LA & Missouri. You will have seen three of them play – in the band Ripple Green – at Livelink on Wednesday 23rd January and they are already sharing their US experience with Artist Development & Discovery & Development students as well as learning the unique characteristics of the UK & European music industry markets.

They are keen to collaborate with ACM students so feel free to introduce yourselves.

“This exchange program will provide our students with a truly unique and transformative experience. The music industry in the U.K. is thriving and has great talent. The experience will broaden our students’ perspectives, giving them a sense of the global scope of the industry.”
Scott Booker CEO of ACM@UCO

During the course of their exchange visit, the ACM@UCO students will become fully immersed in ACM UK experience attending lectures, networking and working alongside current students and have access to ACM’s state of the art music recording and practise facilities.

ACM would like to formally welcome the exchange group and wish them the very best for the time they spend here in Guildford. If you spot or have the chance to speak to any of our US visitors please make them feel welcome and involved in the ACM Experience.

More about ACM@UCO
The ACM@UCO opened its doors to its first class of students in August 2009 on one floor of the Oklahoma Hardware Building in Bricktown on Flaming Lips Alley. Since then, the program has grown to fill three floors of the building and the ACM@UCO Performance Lab, also located in Bricktown.

Based on the successful model from the original ACM in England, the ACM@UCO is an innovative music program unlike any other in the U.S., offering an industry-based, “real world” educational experience for those interested in a career in contemporary music.

From its location in downtown Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district, the ACM@UCO offers two-year associate degree programs in bass, drums, guitar, keyboard, music business, music production and vocals, with the option to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree.

For more information on ACM@UCO visit their website or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.