Nov. 6 Brown Bag Performance Features MTNA Honors Competition Students

The students are from left to right back row Maria Jones, Presley Gao, Front row Victor Kim and Jennifer Wang.  Those not pictured are Joshua Chung, Santana Garcia-Alarid, Karin Ebey, and Jenny Wang. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

Please join the Los Alamos Arts Council for its Brown Bag Performance Series at noon Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Fuller Lodge. This is the second concert of the series and features local students from the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) honors competition, in an intimate noontime performance.

The LAAC’s Brown Bag concerts showcase local preforming artists and are free and open to the public. Performances are generally the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.

Karin Ebey will preform “Coelophysis on the Rio Grande” an original piece for the MTNA competition. Ms. Ebey’s teacher is Juanita Madland.

Jennifer Wang, winner for the level II MTNA competition, will preform two Claude Debussy pieces “Le fille aux cheveux de lin” (the girl with the flaxen hair) and “Prelude” (Suite Bermasque). Ms. Wang’s teacher is Madeline Williamson.

Santa Garcia-Alarid, the MTNA level III winner, will preform Frederic Chopin’s “Nocturne”. Mr. Garcia-Alarid’s teacher is Coleen LaPorte.

Victor Kim the Honors level IV first place winner will preform Frederic Chopin’s “Ballade No. 1 in g minor. Mr. Kim’s teacher is Aejin Chang.

Jenny Wang the MTNA Jr. entrant will preform Ernest Block’s “Waves” and “At Sea”. Ms. Wang’s teacher is Madeline Williamson.

Maria Jones will preform two sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti Sonata Number 10, and Sonata Number 2. Ms. Jones’ teacher is Charlene Cox-Clifton. And Presley Gao, the MTNA Jr. winner, will preform Ludwig Von Beethoven’s Sonata. Mr. Gao’s teacher is Jacquelyn Helin.

The first place winners will go on to the MTNA regional competition.

The MTNA  was founded in 1876 by Theodore Presser and 62 of his colleagues. The purpose of the MTNA is to advance the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music.

More information about the MTNA can be found at

The LAAC was founded in 1967, and has helped bring the arts to Los Alamos since then. In addition to the Brown Bag Performances, LAAC’s annual events include:

  • Main Street Scarecrow
  • Pumpkin Glow
  • Kite Festival
  • Craft Fair
  • Senior Recitals
  • Coffee House
  • Missoula Children’s Theater
  • Fuller Lodge Open House

These events are only possible due to contributions to the Los Alamos Arts Council. Please consider becoming a member to help great events like these. Memberships are available for $15 individually or $20 for a family. Your membership helps LAAC bring the arts to Los Alamos to enrich our community, lives, and our world in general. The brown bag series is only possible due to contributions to the Los Alamos Arts Council. Please consider becoming a member. More information about the LAAC or membership can be found here