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Student participants in the 2015 Music Theory class for non-majors at UNM-LA. Instructor Juanita Madland is pictured far right.
Credit: UNM-LA

The Music Theory class The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) presents a public concert Tuesday, April 5, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Building 2.

Students will perform musical pieces they worked on this semester as they explored how to understand what makes music and its emotions. The audience will hear performances by students Betty Carlson, Shane Kim, Skyler McCall, Rheta Moazzami, Nancy Nunnelley, Phyllis Slattery, Esteban Summers, Ryan Van Cleave, and George Vantrease.

“This is a remarkable group. There are 10 students between the ages of 18 and 70; a varied and brilliant group,” said Juanita Madland, Music Theory instructor for UNM-LA.

The class in Music Theory for the non-majors introduces students to the basic elements of melody, rhythm, harmony, form and expression through involvement as singers, players, creators, movers, listeners and readers of music.

The class is designed for students with little or no musical training, and open to all community members. During the semester, various musicians performed for the class to demonstrate various concepts. Some of these musicians will also participate in the concert.

For more information about UNM-LA, call (505) 662.0332 or visit UNMLA.