Featured Music Artist July 2022

Featured Music Career for July 2022: Pianist/Composer

Holly Jones is an award-winning classical contemporary solo piano recording artist and composer. Her music is described as reverent, elegant and melody-driven and can be heard on all streaming platforms, Spa XM and many airlines. She has an active monthly Spotify listener base of over 170K and releases a new composition every three to four weeks across all platforms, as well as composing for music libraries. How did you get started? I began Suzuki violin… Continue Reading Featured Music Career for July 2022: Pianist/Composer

Featured Music Career June 2022

Featured Music Career for June 2022: Nonprofit Arts Administrator and Event Producer

Shari Jackson is the Executive Director of The Norman Music Alliance, Inc, producer of Norman Music Festival and The Depot, a gallery/venue in the Historic Santa Fe Depot in Norman. She has spent over 20 years working in nonprofit arts in Norman as an administrator, director and event producer. Jackson is a sixth generation Oklahoman, a native Normanite, mother of JJ, lover of ALL good music and aspiring cat lady planning on fronting a punk… Continue Reading Featured Music Career for June 2022: Nonprofit Arts Administrator and Event Producer

Featured Music Artist May 2022

Featured Music Career for May 2022: Concert Production Technician and Operator

Since leaving the Navy, Adam Seely has spent the last ten years working with local, regional and national bands with everything from management, live production support and booking and promotional needs. He has also worked in multiple areas of music festivals and events large and small. Experienced and proficient in talent and promoter relations and networking industry wide, Seely currently works as a lighting, video and laser technician and operator technician for local venues, and… Continue Reading Featured Music Career for May 2022: Concert Production Technician and Operator

Featured Music Career April 2022

Featured Music Career for April 2022: Harpist / Vocalist / Composer

Moriah Bailey plays the harp, an instrument strongly associated with notions of purity and femininity. Much of Bailey’s approach to the harp – looping, layering, playing with ambiance, dissonance and noise – has implicitly challenged many of these assumptions about her instrument. Her new music relies less on experimental sounds, and instead, lyrically focuses on her struggles to understand and make sense of definitions and expectations of femininity. More broadly, Bailey is a songwriter and… Continue Reading Featured Music Career for April 2022: Harpist / Vocalist / Composer

Music Career Feb 2022

Featured Music Career for February 2022: Hip-hop artist/Cinematographer/Filmmaker/Entrepreneur

Ronnie Johnson, a.k.a. Grand National, is an Oklahoma City hip-hop artist, cinematographer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur emerging as one of Middle America’s most promising voices. In 2021, he was handpicked to appear alongside Oklahoma’s pre-eminent hip-hop talent on the compilation album Fire in Little Africa, a historic multimedia project produced in acknowledgement of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre on Black Wall Street. Released on Motown Records imprint Black Forum, the album was featured… Continue Reading Featured Music Career for February 2022: Hip-hop artist/Cinematographer/Filmmaker/Entrepreneur

Music Career Jan 2022

Featured Music Career for January 2022: musician/manager/founder of own company

Jennifer Maynord is the Founder & Director of Artio Services, a creative artist agency connecting arts and business to positively shape communities and company cultures. Her female-led team serves businesses and artists through consulting, art curation, bookings, and events, and helps people and projects flourish through arts influencing. She is also a music artist with the band Willow Way and lives and works in Oklahoma City, OK. How did you get started? My dad taught… Continue Reading Featured Music Career for January 2022: musician/manager/founder of own company

Featured Music Artist Dec 2021

Featured Music Career for December 2021: Music Composer and Teacher

Nicholas Poss is a film composer/sound designer based out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His work has accompanied films featured at Fantastic Fest, Cannes Film Festival and The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Recently “Climate of the Hunter” (scored by Nicholas Poss) was included in rogerebert.com’s Best Horror Films of 2020 list. In addition to writing music for film and television, Poss is also a Music Production lecturer at the Academy of Contemporary Music at… Continue Reading Featured Music Career for December 2021: Music Composer and Teacher

Featured Music Artist Nov 2021

Featured Music Career for November 2021: American Indian Classical Composer and Pianist

Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate (Chickasaw) is a dedicated American Indian classical composer and pianist who expresses his Native culture in symphonic music, ballet and opera. All of his compositions have been commissioned by major North American orchestras, ensembles and organizations and his works are performed throughout the world. How did you get started? My Chickasaw father is a classically trained pianist and baritone and my Manx mother was a choreographer and dancer. So I grew up… Continue Reading Featured Music Career for November 2021: American Indian Classical Composer and Pianist

Music Career Oct 2021

Featured Music Career for October 2021: Executive Producer/Tour Manager/Promoter

Fred Jones is a Grammy award-winning Oklahoman with experience in every facet of the music industry. During his 25-year music career, he’s worked as tour manager, production manager, promoter and more. His latest endeavor, the Black Wall Street Music Project, has received local and national recognition, including write-ups in the Tulsa World and Billboard. How did you get started? I was part of the first group of voluntary magnet students in 1972 to integrate Tulsa… Continue Reading Featured Music Career for October 2021: Executive Producer/Tour Manager/Promoter

Featured Music Career Sept 2021

Featured Music Career for September 2021: Violinist/Violin Teacher

Colombian born Angelica Pereira is an award-winning active chamber musician, principal second violin of the Oklahoma Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Concertmistress of the Oklahoma Composers Orchestra for the Oklahoma Modern Music Collective, Second Violin of the CRUSA String Quartet, violinist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Norman Philharmonic and the Lawton Philharmonic, and also holds a private violin studio. Pereira has been awarded with various honors such as The Journal Record Achievers Under 40 (2021), Oklahoma… Continue Reading Featured Music Career for September 2021: Violinist/Violin Teacher

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