Our Foundation

The Opry Heritage Foundation of OK is a 501c3 non- profit organization that sponsors five programs. Our mission is to showcase, promote, and connect Oklahoma artists with industry professionals while delivering quality entertainment and music education. We transform lives through music; preserving and promoting Oklahoma’s musical heritage while educating and showcasing Oklahoma’s musical future.

rodeo-opry-logoRodeo Opry
Oklahoma’s “Official Country Music Show” is celebrating its 36th year of providing the best in spectacular live weekly entertainment. Located in the Rodeo Opry Theater in the heart of the historic stockyards district near downtown Oklahoma City, Saturday night performances feature new talent from around the state, veterans of the Opry stage, and Opry stars who have come home to perform. Tune in Sundays at 8PM to see Rodeo Opry shows televised on KSBI TV 52.

GranvilleGranville Community Music School
Named after Opry founder Granville (Grant) Leftwich, Granville provides quality music instruction to talented children from low-income families for the nominal fee of 50 cents per lesson. Granville is modeled after Nashville’s long-running, highly-successful W. O. Smith Community Music School.

OHConcertSeriesOklahoma Heritage Concert Series
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.

Artist-Development-SeriesArtist Development Series
Designed to develop and enhance promising performers in the areas of stage presence and vocal production.  The Youth Artist Development workshops are offered for performers up to age seventeen and Adult Artist Development workshops are for artists eighteen and older.

 

2018 Dates

Youth Artist Development: February 9-10, June 8-9, September 21-22, November 2-3

Adult Artist Development: April 20-21, July 20-21, August 24-25, November 16-17

 

Writers-from-The-RowWriters from the Row Series
Personalized workshops and intimate performances provide local songwriters with the opportunity to work and perform with top industry professionals. Over the years, participants have benefited 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.

 
GIVe
GIVe is a free 12-week program designed specifically for military veterans. GIVe allows individuals to work with others who share their experiences in a supportive environment that encourages collaboration, communication and creativity while learning the skills necessary to play an acoustic guitar.  Veterans who complete the course will have knowledge of the structure and functions of the guitar, strumming and fingering techniques, music theory including chords and progressions, and how to apply their new skills. They may also qualify for a free guitar package.

Our mission is to:

Showcase promising performers to develop discipline and realize potential, Promote developing performers and appreciation for Oklahoma’s proud musical heritage, Connect emerging artists with educators in stagecraft and performance arts, Expose new talent to the music industry and music business professionals, Deliver quality entertainment and educational alternatives for tourists and schools, Educate children state-wide with a special focus on those from low-income families, and Enhance Oklahoma’s music and tourism industries.


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