The Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma (OHFO) is a 501(c)3 non- profit organization with the mission to provide
quality music education and artist development while expanding the music industry and tourism in Oklahoma.
Our vision is to become the premier provider of music education to under-served groups,
artist development for Oklahoma performers and family-friendly live entertainment in our state.

Board of Directors:

Randy Earhart, Chair
Aaron Budd, Vice Chair
Alecia Nelson, Treasurer
Susan McCoy,  Secretary
Clarke Farmer
Chanda Graham
Chad Huntington
Jason Hughs
Teri Newby
Owen Pickard
Shauna Stover

Transforming lives through music with the following programs

Guitars for Vets:
OKC Chapter

The Opry Heritage Foundation is 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.

Granville Community Music School

Named after Opry founder Granville (Grant) Leftwich, Granville provides quality music instruction to 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. In addition to private lessons, Granville also offers group music classes to Positive Tomorrow’s after school program, Mission Academy High School and has partnered with Arts Council OKC to bring music to under-served schools in the OKC Public Schools district.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? Do you have instruments you or your children are no longer using? We would love to put those to great use in the hands of our students. We are also always in need of volunteer music teachers, especially in the areas of piano, guitar and violin. For more info, please email oprystaff@ohfo.org or call (405)297-9773.

Oklahoma Opry

Oklahoma’s Official Country Music Show is celebrating its 45th year of providing the best in spectacular live weekly entertainment. Located in the heart of the historic stockyards district near downtown Oklahoma City, performances feature new talent from around the state, veterans of the Opry stage and occasional special appearances by top country music artists and legends! For more information about our history and shows, please visit the Opry Info page.

Opry Outreach

Oklahoma Heritage Concert Series

Students from around the state watch Oklahoma history come to life 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. 

The Opry is proud to partner with the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to bring OHCS to Oklahoma schools.

Artist Development

Designed to develop and enhance promising performers in the areas of stage presence, vocal production, and songwriting.  These workshops consist of a Friday night performance followed by a Saturday morning workshop providing individual and group feedback. Workshops are lead by a different vocal clinician each time. The Youth Artist Development workshops are offered for performers up to age seventeen and Adult Artist Development workshops are for artists eighteen and older. Writers from the Row Songwriting Workshops open to all ages. If you are an Opry performer and would like to sign up for one or both of the dates below, please email kelcie.lee@ohfo.org.

2024 Artist Development Dates
TBA

Writers From the Row

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 others.

Workshop dates to be determined!