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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

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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

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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