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University of Central Oklahoma


Ryan Hendrix is a founding member of the experimental noise rock band Colourmusic and has been working for more than 15 years as a recording artist. With deep roots in the Oklahoma music scene, he has had years of experience in production, touring, licensing, publishing, merchandising, promotion and live performance.

A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Ryan received his bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and has spent countless years working the business side of local radio and television. Ryan has a Master of Arts in English Literature from Oklahoma State University and also teaches in the UCO English department.

Classes Taught

  • The Freelance World: ACM 1422
  • Intro to Artist Development: ACM 1363
  • Music Business Capstone: ACM 2453
  • Ethics and the Music Industry: ACM 2843
  • Dynamic Stage Performance Strategies: ACM 4910
  • Music Business Mentorship: ACM 4910
  • Survey of Music Business Nonfiction: ACM 3273
  • Music Culture: ACM 1132
  • English Composition: ENG 1113
  • English Composition & Research: ENG 1213
  • Reading & Writing for College: ENG 0123

Education and Certifications

Master of Arts in English Literature

Oklahoma State University


Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism

Oklahoma State University


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