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 www.instaband.org, and submissions will be accepted through Monday, December 7.

Student Employment Not An Afterthought at GROOVE U

As many students start off college this year, their first class is likely not on how to get a job four or two years later. But for Dwight Heckelman, founder and director of Groove U, a music industry program located in Victorian Village, that’s his two-year-old school’s priority.