Grammy-Winning Mastering Engineer, Brian Lucey To Give 2018 Commencement Keynote

DUBLIN, Ohio (July 11, 2018) - With a two year, full-time course load, two externships, two trips to South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference, a full-length documentary about the Columbus music scene and countless community projects, GROOVE U’s 5th graduating class is well-poised to launch their careers in the music industry. The class of 2018 Commencement will be held on Sunday August 19th at the Grandview Theatre at 1PM.

GROOVE U Hosts Emerging Talent Stage at 2018 Columbus Arts Festival

DUBLIN, Ohio (May 29, 2018) - In June students at GROOVE U’s two-year music industry career program will be seen on stage and off performing, managing stages and running sound at the Columbus Arts Festival. The GROOVE U Emerging Talent stage, situated at the corner of Town Street and Civic Center Drive will highlight young emerging artists in the local Columbus area. Performers include GROOVE U students, alumni and top 10 finalists from GROOVE U’s annual Instaband, High School Battle of the Bands competition that took place in February. 

Animation and Documentaries Make Up Trio of Film Screenings

Groove U. is known primarily as a school that trains people to enter the music industry, but the students at the Dublin institution are about to unveil a documentary.

“Homegrown: Becoming a Music City” was the capstone project for about a half-dozen students, said Austin Finley, a project co-leader.

Local Documentary Explores Music Scene

On Saturday, April 28, Gateway Film Center will debut “Homegrown: Becoming a Music City,” a documentary created by students at Groove U, a two-year music-industry entrepreneurship school in Dublin. The film explores Columbus’ music scene through interviews with local industry professionals and artists, like Jared Mahone, The Floorwalkers and Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons, among many others.

Elementary Records Presents: Homegrown Becoming a Music City

Dublin, Ohio (April 28, 2018) - Over the past six months GROOVE U students have interviewed artists, venue owners, booking agents, audio engineers, and a wide array of industry professionals who call Columbus home. Their goal: to collaboratively tell the story about this DIY music city and those who make it both their home and a music destination.

Award-Winning Composer, Allen Dicenzo To Give 2017 Commencement Keynote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (August 7, 2017) - With a two year, full-time course load, two externships, two trips to South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference, one student-run record label and countless community projects, GROOVE U’s 4th graduating class is well poised to launch their careers in the music industry.

Primary Catalyst

There seems to be two schools of thought when it comes to post-high school education: your traditional four-year university and shorter-term educational institutions that focus on a specific field or trade (ITT for example). One field of study that’s often debated is the music industry—not necessarily aspiring musicians, but sound techs, music venue operators, videomakers, and the like. The types of people that densely populate a STEM hub like Dayton, Ohio.

GROOVE U Achieves National Institution-Level Accreditation

GROOVE U Music Career Program is proud to announce that it has achieved national, institution-level accreditation through the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a U.S. Department of Education recognized accreditor since 1956. 

Registration Open For Instaband 2016

 Instaband is back! That’s right, GROOVE U is gearing up for its 4th annual Instaband competition — Central Ohio’s premier high school battle of the bands. Registration is now open online at, and submissions will be accepted through Monday, December 7.