More Than 30 Musicians Perform at UNM-LA Music Marathon

Gala Nelson, a student of Janna Warren, demonstrated her talent at the UNM-LA Music Marathon, even if she couldn’t reach the pedals. Photo by TK Thompson/

Staff Report:

The The Third Annual UNM-LA Music Marathon provided a full six hours of musical entertainment on Sunday, Feb. 10. The event raised more than $700 for UNM-LA scholarships and attracted approximately 200 music-lovers to the campus. 

Ranging in age from tiny tots to senior citizens, performers presented a wide range of music at the Marathon. Contemporary jazz,  Renaissance viol, and classical piano were all on the program. 

Organizers (and performing pianists) Juanita Madland and Rheta Moazzami would like to thank all those who attrended and especially the more than 30 musicians who performed at the event.

UNM -LA student Katie Weinland performed several vocal selections. Photo by TK Thompson/

The pianists who performed the Bach Goldberg Variations wait their turn to play. Bach wrote this piece for a student who had insomnia and wanted to practice a long musical selection the whole night if he couldn’t sleep. The pianists included Judy Gursky, Beth West, Bonnie Kiang, Marie Andrew, Phyllis Slattery, Claudia Hilko, Colleen LaPorte, Rheta Moazzami, Robin Guruke, Susan Mendel and Juanita Madland. Photo by TK Thompson/

Los Alamos Living Treasure Stephanie Sydoriak reads from her latest book about her family’s travails in coming from Ukraine to America. Photo by TK Thompson/
The Craig Martin Experience closes out a full day of music. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Event organizers Rheta Moazzami, left, and Juanita Madland get ready to count the cash at the close of the UNM-LA Music Marathon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/



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