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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. 

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.

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.