UCO to open Academy of Contemporary Music

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The University of Central Oklahoma and Britain's prestigious Academy of Contemporary Music are working to
open the first authorized U.S. version of the academy.

The partnership will allow UCO to offer a range of hands-on learning experiences in the performance, production and business sides of the music industry.

British ACM National Business Manager Steve Lavington says other universities were considered for a U.S. partnership but none were "as forward-thinking as UCO.

Pending approval by the state board of regents the academy will open in the fall of 2009 in the Oklahoma Hardware Building in Oklahoma City's Bricktown entertainment district.

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