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~ Music Guild News - 2018 ~

 

 

 

2018:


MGNM May Luncheon and General Meeting - Photos


April 2018 Keynotes Now Available!


MGNM Fundraiser with the Adobe Brothers - June 10, 2018


MGNM March Luncheon and General Meeting - March 21, 2018


MGNM March Luncheon and General Meeting - Photos


MGNM Señorita Ball - Photos


January 2018 Keynotes Now Available!


2017:


MGNM Holiday Luncheon - December 7, 2017


MGNM Holiday Luncheon - Photos


New MGNM Directory for 2017-18 Now Available!


MGNM 2018 Grant Application Now Available!


Oktoberfest Social at Boxing Bear Brewery - October 19, 2017


Oktoberfest Social at Boxing Bear Brewery - Photos


October 2017 Keynotes Now Available!


MGNM Fall Luncheon and Membership Meeting - Photos


MGNM Fall Luncheon and Membership Meeting - September 20,  2017


Hummingbird Music Camp - Retreat Photos! August 2017


July 2017 Keynotes Now Available!


MGNM Featured in New Mexico Homes Article - July 2017


Instrument Petting Zoo in Abiquiu, June 28, 2017 - Photos


MGNM May Luncheon and General Meeting - May 19, 2017


Instrument Petting Zoo at the ABQ Folk Festival - Photos


MGNM May Luncheon and General Meeting - Photos


April 2017 Keynotes Now Available!


MGNM Señorita Ball - Photos


JMYAC Application for 2018 Now Available


MGNM's "Peter and the Wolf" goes to Abiquiu, New Mexico - Photos


MGNM's "Peter and the Wolf" goes to Abiquiu, New Mexico - March 11, 2017


MGNM March Luncheon - March 17, 2017 - Photos


MGNM March Luncheon - March 17, 2017


Music Guild's JMYAC - February 18, 2017


Tin Pan Alley Concert - Photos


Tin Pan Alley Concert - January 14, 2017


January 2017 Keynotes Now Available!

MGNM May Luncheon

and General Meeting

May 9, 2018

Photos

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to view the photos from the

MGNM May Luncheon

and General Meeting on May 9!

~ Photos courtesy of Rick Cohen  ~

MGNM Fundraiser

with the Adobe Brothers

June 10, 2018


CLICK HERE to get details and reserve your tickets now for the fabulous upcoming MGNM fundraiser with the Adobe Brothers on June 10.  Seating is limited so put this concert on your calendar now!

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MGNM March Luncheon

and General Meeting

March 21, 2018



CLICK HERE to read all about the fabulous March Luncheon at the Tanoan Country Club on March 21!


Thank you to Denise Lemanski, Co-Vice-President of Membership

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MGNM March Luncheon

and General Meeting

March 21, 2018

Photos

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to view the photos from the

MGNM March Luncheon

and General Meeting on March 21!

~ Photos courtesy of Rick Cohen  ~

The MGNM

Señorita Ball

March 17, 2018

Photos

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to view the photos from the

MGNM Señorita Ball on March 17!

~ Photos courtesy of Roz and Rick Cohen  ~

MGNM Holiday Luncheon

at Los Poblanos

December 7, 2017



The Music Guild of New Mexico Christmas luncheon was held on December 7th.  This year we held the luncheon at Los Poblanos, which was beautifully decked out for the holidays. 


Guests were welcomed just outside the Library, with delicious appetizers before the meal and a bar was placed in the back of the room for anyone who wanted to have a holiday beverage.


Our vendors were placed just opposite of the Library and included Pennysmith’s, Linda Reyes-Alicea of R-A Designs (Silver and gemstone jewelry), the Albuquerque Olive Oil Company, Photos by DB (photo note cards by Guild member Donna Bauer) and Silk Road Connection.


The Ball Room opened at 12:00 with a lovely Mexican buffet meal that Included red and green enchiladas, posole, salad and biscochitos.  While the members were eating we were serenaded with Christmas Carols by the Enchanted Mesa Show Chorus. The beautiful ballroom was filled with Holiday Joy!


President Pam Berg opened the General Meeting.  A few business items were discussed and
the meeting came to a quick ending.  The luncheon had 3 donors to help defer the costs.  These donors were Renee Grout, President Teena King and an anonymous donor.  The raffle items were: Pilates package worth $250.00, a necklace from Lilly Barack donated by Yvette Lyle, a beautiful designer outfit girls size 10, donated by Kelly Lawrence and a wine basket donated by Suzanne Jacobi.  Carol Friedman was our raffle ticket seller.


A huge debt of gratitude to everyone who contributed to this luncheon.
Happy Holidays!!!


Denise Lemanski, Co-Vice-President of Membership

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MGNM Holiday Luncheon

December 7, 2017

Photos

CLICK HERE to view the photos from the

MGNM Holiday Luncheon at Los Poblanos

on December 7, 2017!

~ Photos courtesy of Rick Cohen ~

MGNM 2017-18 Directory

Now Available!



The MGNM 2017-18 Directory is now available

right here on the website.

Directory is accessible to members only.

You can find the new Directory in the left menu, or

CLICK HERE to access it directly.



MGNM 2018 Grant Application

Now Available!



The MGNM 2018 Grant Application is now available on the website.

CLICK HERE for the application and letter!



Oktoberfest Social

at Boxing Bear Brewery

October 19, 2017



MGNM held our Oktoberfest at Boxing Bear Brewery on Thursday, October 19.  Sax Therapy provided wonderful entertainment with musicians: Jon Robak: music teacher and band director, Ken Johnson: music teacher and band director, Chadd James: music teacher and Kirk Landin: Sandia National Laboratory, and musician.  About 20 MGNM members (two new) and their friends and family attended.  Chatter, Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sax Therapy fans were all represented and Boxing Bear patrons filled the rest of the venue.  The Boxing Bear hostess reported high attendance for a Thursday, a good night for the brewery.  The sax quartet was fabulous (hosted by Teena King).  The plentiful and delicious food from Boxing Bear was donated by Marian Ciepiela & Nancy Blaugrund.  Pam Berg arranged the social with Nancy Blaugrund's son-in-law, a Boxing Bear partner.  Pam reported that their management and staff were delightful to work with and very supportive.  We are so thankful to Teena, Pam and Nancy for this excellent social!


Kelly Lawrence, Co-Vice-President of Membership


Oktoberfest Social at Boxing Bear Brewery

October 19, 2017

Photos

CLICK HERE to view the photos from the

Oktoberfest Social at Boxing Bear Brewery

on October 19, 2017!

~ Photos courtesy of Rick Cohen ~

MGNM Fall Luncheon and Membership Meeting

September 20, 2017

 Photos

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MGNM Fall Luncheon and Membership Meeting

on September 20,  2017!

~ Photos courtesy of Rick Cohen ~

MGNM Fall Luncheon

and Membership Meeting

September 20, 2017



The Sandia Golf Club was a perfect venue for the Fall Guild Luncheon. The room boasts great views of the Sandia Mountain and the weather was perfect. The tables were festive with pumpkin color napkins, rust orchids and Halloween candies as favors.


We had 64 members and guests in attendance! Everyone appeared to be happy to meet again after the summer break. Valerie Huelskamp and Sharen Hart were our friendly greeters. The raffle table had some amazing items. The four raffle items included gift certificates to Melba’s Flowers, hair products and a certificate for a hair cut from Shear Brillance Salon, a silver Nambe platter and an orange colander filled with goodies to make a pasta dinner AND a bottle of white wine and chianti. Carol Friedman sold the raffle tickets and we made $405. Thanks to all the members for their generosity.


Lunch was served at 12:15. The choices for lunch were: Chicken Brie, Salmon Salad and Portobello Mushroom. The Sandia also accommodated our guests with special dietary needs. We got rave reviews about the meals.


President Teena King opened the general meeting. The minutes were taken by Roz Cohen and will be available for review at our next General luncheon in December at Los Poblanos. Yvette Lyle received the Jackie Guaderrama award for her outstanding work with the Strategy Planning committee. President Pam Berg adjourned the meeting.


And, a big thanks to Rick Cohen for taking all of those fabulous pictures.


Looking forward to seeing all of our members for our Christmas luncheon at Los Poblanos on December 7th!


Denise and Kelly, Vice-Presidents of Membership


Hummingbird Music Camp

Retreat Photos

August 2017

CLICK HERE to view the photos from the

Hummingbird Music Camp retreat

in August 2017!

~ Photos courtesy of Roz and Rick Cohen ~

MGNM Featured in

New Mexico Homes Article

July 2017



The Music Guild of New Mexico has been featured in a wonderful article written by S. Mathur on the New Mexico Homes website.  CLICK HERE to read the article which features an interview with our own Vice President of Communications, Mary Bunch!


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MGNM Instrument Petting Zoo

in Abiquiu

June 28, 2017

Photos

CLICK HERE to view the photos from the

MGNM Instrument Petting Zoo

in Abiquiu on June 28!

~ Photos courtesy of Roz and Rick Cohen and Iren Schio ~

MGNM May Luncheon

May 19, 2017



Goodbye 2016-2017, hello 2017-2018! What a wonderful celebration. Members joined together at the Albuquerque Country Club to toast a glass to another successful year of the Music Guild of New Mexico.


Suzanne Jacobi welcomed all to the luncheon and introduced our guests. We are always so happy to have friends, grantees and others join us. As we moved through the agenda, we were able to hear the latest from all our Vice Presidents. This is consistently our mechanism to keep all members up to date on our most recent events and what is next on the horizon. Members are welcome to ask questions, offer to volunteer to help or just sit back and relax with a smile knowing our organization remains meaningful and impactful!


The highlight of our meeting was the granting announcements for this year. What a thrill to have our grantees attend to receive their award. This year we are happy to announce and congratulate:


Amy Biehl High School Foundation
Chatter/Ensemble New Mexico
Horizons Albuquerque
New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus
New Mexico Jazz Workshop
New Mexico Philharmonic
Opera Southwest
Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico


We said goodbye to the outgoing board of directors and welcomed in the new. A special thank you was given to Suzanne Jacobi for her leadership and wisdom over the last year as she passed her gavel to Pam and Teena.


The Jackie Guaderrama Notable Member Award was presented to Missy Glauch and Susan Rogers, Vice Presidents of the Señorita Program. This year's program was fantastic and we celebrate all their achievements and efforts as they welcome another great year.


The meeting agenda concluded with presenting the Grace Note Award. The Grace Note Award is presented to the member who has demonstrated the most diversity in volunteerism, their contribution & leadership in our organization over a long period of time. This year, we celebrate Ann Jarrell.


The meeting adjourned and we held our raffle along with a "pop up" wine raffle. How many bottles of wine can one person win? The answer is a lot!


Have a wonderful summer and see you next year!


Best regards, Karen and Renee

Goodbye 2016-2017, hello 2017-2018!  What a wonderful celebration.  Members joined together at the Albuquerque Country Club to toast a glass to another successful year of the Music Guild of New Mexico.
 
Suzanne Jacobi welcomed all to the luncheon and introduced our guests.  We are always so happy to have friends, grantees and others join us.  As we moved through the agenda, we were able to hear the latest from all our Vice Presidents.  This is consistently our mechanism to keep all members up to date on our most recent events and what is next on the horizon.  Members are welcome to ask questions, offer to volunteer to help or just sit back and relax with a smile knowing our organization remains meaningful and impactful!
 
The highlight of our meeting was the granting announcements for this year.  What a thrill to have our grantees attend to receive their award.  This year we are happy to announce and congratulate:
    Amy Biehl High School Foundation
    Chatter/Ensemble New Mexico
    Horizons Albuquerque
    New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus
    New Mexico Jazz Workshop
    New Mexico Philharmonic
    Opera Southwest
    Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico
We said goodbye to the outgoing board of directors and welcomed in the new.   A special thank you was given to Suzanne Jacobi for her leadership and wisdom over the last year as she passed her gavel to Pam and Teena.
 
The Jackie Guaderrama Notable Member Award was presented to Missy Glauch and Susan Rogers, Vice Presidents of the Señorita Program.  This year's program was fantastic and we celebrate all their achievements and efforts as they welcome another great year. 
 
The meeting agenda concluded with presenting the Grace Note Award.  The Grace Note Award is presented to the member who has demonstrated the most diversity in volunteerism, their contribution & leadership in our organization over a long period of time.  This year, we celebrate Ann Jarrell.
 
The meeting adjourned and we held our raffle along with a "pop up" wine raffle.  How many bottles of wine can one person win?  The answer is a lot!
 
Have a wonderful summer and see you next year!
 
Best regards, Karen and Renee
Goodbye 2016-2017, hello 2017-2018!  What a wonderful celebration.  Members joined together at the Albuquerque Country Club to toast a glass to another successful year of the Music Guild of New Mexico.
 
Suzanne Jacobi welcomed all to the luncheon and introduced our guests.  We are always so happy to have friends, grantees and others join us.  As we moved through the agenda, we were able to hear the latest from all our Vice Presidents.  This is consistently our mechanism to keep all members up to date on our most recent events and what is next on the horizon.  Members are welcome to ask questions, offer to volunteer to help or just sit back and relax with a smile knowing our organization remains meaningful and impactful!
 
The highlight of our meeting was the granting announcements for this year.  What a thrill to have our grantees attend to receive their award.  This year we are happy to announce and congratulate:
    Amy Biehl High School Foundation
    Chatter/Ensemble New Mexico
    Horizons Albuquerque
    New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus
    New Mexico Jazz Workshop
    New Mexico Philharmonic
    Opera Southwest
    Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico
We said goodbye to the outgoing board of directors and welcomed in the new.   A special thank you was given to Suzanne Jacobi for her leadership and wisdom over the last year as she passed her gavel to Pam and Teena.
 
The Jackie Guaderrama Notable Member Award was presented to Missy Glauch and Susan Rogers, Vice Presidents of the Señorita Program.  This year's program was fantastic and we celebrate all their achievements and efforts as they welcome another great year. 
 
The meeting agenda concluded with presenting the Grace Note Award.  The Grace Note Award is presented to the member who has demonstrated the most diversity in volunteerism, their contribution & leadership in our organization over a long period of time.  This year, we celebrate Ann Jarrell.
 
The meeting adjourned and we held our raffle along with a "pop up" wine raffle.  How many bottles of wine can one person win?  The answer is a lot!
 
Have a wonderful summer and see you next year!
 
Best regards, Karen and Renee

Vice-Presidents of Membership


MGNM Instrument Petting Zoo

at the

Albuquerque Folk Festival

June 3, 2017

Photos

CLICK HERE to view the photos from the

MGNM Instrument Petting Zoo

at the Albuquerque Folk Festival on June 3!

~ Photos courtesy of Roz and Rick Cohen ~

MGNM May Luncheon

and General Meeting

May 19, 2017

Photos

CLICK HERE to view the photos from the

MGNM Luncheon

on May 19!

~ Photos courtesy of Rick Cohen ~

MGNM

Señorita Ball

April 15, 2017

Photos

CLICK HERE to view the photos from the

MGNM Señorita Ball

on April 15!

~ Photos courtesy of Rick and Roz Cohen  ~

The Music Guild's

Jackie McGehee

Young Artists' Competition

2018 Application


~  NOW AVAILABLE!  ~

CLICK HERE

to download the 2018 JMYAC application!

The deadline for submitting your application is December 8, 2017.


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MGNM's

"Peter and the Wolf"

Goes to Abiquiu, New Mexico

March 11, 2017

Photos

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MGNM "Peter and the Wolf"

presentation in Abiquiu, NM on March 11!

~ Photos courtesy of Rosalyn Cohen, Rick Cohen, and Satori Dulaney ~

MGNM's

"Peter and the Wolf"

Goes to Abiquiu, New Mexico

March 11, 2017


On Saturday, March 11, 2017, The MGNM brought "Peter and the Wolf" and its "Petting Zoo" to Abiquiu, NM. This was at the request of Satori Dulaney, a resident of Abiquiu.  Suzanne Jacobi, Carol Friedman, and Rosalyn and Rick Cohen took part in presenting this production, which was enjoyed by all in attendance at the Abiquiu Public Library.  On June 28th,  "Peter and the Wolf" will return for a repeat performance.


- submitted by Rick Cohen, Vice President of Education


MGNM March Luncheon

March 17, 2017

Photos

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MGNM Luncheon

on March 17!

~ Photos courtesy of Rick Cohen ~

MGNM March Luncheon

March 17, 2017


The March Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon was wonderful. Green was the color of the day as we donned our green clothing and sported our Worth Collection music themed scarves. Happy Music Guild and St. Patrick's Day!


Jackie McGehee welcomed all and introduced the Jackie McGehee Young Artists winners, Sophie Yang, piano and Sam Barrett, strings. Special performances were provided to the Guild Membership. Everyone had a front row seat.


With nearly 80 in attendance, we were honored to have many special guests! Teresa Edens and Renee Grout provided the freshly planted herbs for our centerpieces. We had an exceptionally popular raffle bringing over $500 to our coffers. We had a 60th Anniversary Senorita Ball ticket, a pearl necklace and bracelet, Cris Abbott's Worth Collection music themed scarf, one of Cecelia Dardanes' Flavors of the Southwest cookbook, gift certificate and necklace from the Silk Road Connection.


Our President, Suzanne Jacobi, commenced the Annual Meeting. The 2017-2018 Music Guild of New Mexico Board was unanimously voted in and welcomed by all in attendance. Our Annual Meeting continued with reports and updates from members of the current Board of Directors.


Thank you all for attending and see you May 19th for our next Membership Meeting and Luncheon at the Albuquerque Country Club!


- submitted by Karen Hopkins, co-vice-president of Membership


The Music Guild's

Jackie McGehee

Young Artists' Competition


Saturday, February 18, 2017


CLICK HERE for details and times!


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Tin Pan Alley Concert

with the Muldawers

January 14, 2017

Photos

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Tin Pan Alley concert with the Muldawers

on January 14!

~ Photos courtesy of Rick Cohen ~

"Tin Pan Alley - Tales and Tunes"

with the Muldawers

January 14, 2017


On Saturday evening, January 14th, the Music Guild was privileged to present Michael and Judy Muldawer in a lecture - concert entitled "Tin Pan Alley-Tales and Tunes". This performance was an unqualified success, and was the first in what we hope to be a continuing series of events highlighting the arts. The Muldawers presented a short video, and quite a number of songs that arose from that era of American musical history known as " Tin Pan Alley". They explained that this period of time from the late 1880's to the 1950's was characterized by the establishment of many music publishing firms and private studios rented by musicians in one area of New York City. With all of the cacophony created by multiple pianos, residents felt that the din sounded like many pots and pans banging together. Thus the name "Tin Pan Alley". We can count many composers who formed their careers in the "Alley", such as George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Sammy Cahn, Frank Loesser, Hoagie Carmichael, Fats Waller, and more than a hundred others. A fun time and a learning experience was had by all in attendance. A new program to be known as " The Center For Adult Learning" under the auspices of the Guild's Education Committee will be responsible for bringing programs such as this to the public in the future.


- submitted by
Rick Cohen, Vice President of Education


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And read this wonderful review of the lecture-concert!


Dear Rick,

Thank you for giving us such a fun event last night!  Everyone who attended found it to be entertaining and fun.


It certainly met my expectations for an adult learning experience.  Who knew that Take Me Out to the Ball Game was written by Jack Norworth who had never been to a ball game?  He wrote it while riding a subway train after seeing a sign on the train, "Baseball Today".  I wasn't aware that I only knew the chorus. There are two fun verses to it!

 

I also found Irving Berlin's history to be fascinating.  It's surprising to know that such a prolific songwriter taught himself the piano, using only the black keys.  Judy and Michael are a wealth of information on the history of the Tin Pan Alley era of music and they have a gift for making it fun.  It was a joy to be entertained by them!


Much gratitude,
Suzanne