Our Foundation

** ATTENTION **
Due to renovations and new theatre management, the Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma offices are moving from the theatre to Granville Community Music School, 2304 Exchange Avenue, OKC, OK 73108. During the week, the Rodeo Opry Box Office will temporarily be located down the street at Granville as well. Rodeo Opry shows will resume in the theatre Saturday nights 7PM on June 9th.

 

The Opry Heritage Foundation of OK is a 501c3 non- profit organization that sponsors the following programs. Our mission is providing quality music education and artist development while expanding the music industry and tourism in Oklahoma. 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 41st 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.

 

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: June 8-9 (*Canceled), September 21-22, November 2-3

Adult Artist Development: July 20-21 (*Canceled), August 24-25 (*Canceled), November 16-17

*NOTICE TO ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PARTICIPANTS:
Due to renovations and new theatre management, we need to restructure our Artist Development series. June 8-9, July 20-21 and August 24-25 unfortunately need to be canceled. Our goal is to have a new structure & schedule in place to resume this program in the fall. Please watch this page as well as our Facebook page for updates. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

 

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Writers 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.

 

 

Guitars for Vets OKC Chapter (2018)

OHFO will be the home of G4Vs first chapter in Oklahoma! OHFO is happy to partner with the national Guitars for Vets organization, Department of Veteran Affairs and the OKC VA Hospital to make this program possible. Guitars for Vets is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2007 who operates more than 80 chapters in 40 states with the assistance of over 200 volunteers nationwide. Over the past seven years, this organization has refined a guitar instruction program aimed at providing Veterans struggling with physical injuries, PTSD and other emotional distress a unique supportive program. G4V pursues its mission to share the healing power of music by providing free guitar instruction, a new acoustic guitar and a guitar accessory kit in a structured program run by volunteers, primarily through the Department of Veterans Affairs facilities and community-based medical centers.

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