Students who participated in the 2015 Music Theory for the Non-major class at UNM-LA. Instructor Juanita Madland is on the right. Courtesy/UNM-LA
The Music Theory class presents a public concert 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Building 2 at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA).
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.
Juanita Madland, Music Theory instructor for UNM-LA says, “This is a remarkable group. There are 10 students between the ages of 18 and 70; a varied and brilliant group.”
During the semester, various musicians performed for the class to demonstrate various concepts. Some of these musicians will also participate in the concert.
The class in Music Theory for the Non-major at UNM-LA 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.