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MGNM Instrument Petting Zoo

at the

Albuquerque Folk Festival

June 3, 2017

Photos

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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

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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!  ~

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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