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UNM Music Prep School

UNM Music Prep School

UNM Music Prep School

UNM Music Prep School

Opening Doors to a Lifetime of Music since 1993! We offer a wide variety of affordable music classes for Albuquerque-area students, birth through adult.

SPRING 2019 CATALOG


Early Childhood Classes ( ages 0-7 )

Saturdays, $145 for twelve 45-minute classes
*Asterisk denotes tuition remission eligible

Musical Play for Toddlers
ages 2 – 4 years
9:00-9:45 a.m. and 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Robin Giebelhausen and Jennifer Warren, Co-Teachers, Room 1108

This class celebrates the musical development of toddlers/early preschool-age children. Through singing, rhythmic and movement activities in a safe, fun, developmentally and musically appropriate space, young children and their grown-ups playfully experience and explore music together.

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Preschool Music Makers
ages 3 – 5 years
9:00-9:45 a.m.
Shelly Ley, Teacher, Room 1111

This class is designed for preschool-aged children. Through singing, rhythmic and movement activities, as well as some instrument exploration, in a safe, fun, developmentally and musically appropriate space, preschool age children and their grown-ups playfully experience and explore music together.

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Family Music Classes
ages birth – 5 years
10:00-10:45 a.m. and 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Shelly Ley, Teacher, Room 1111

This mixed age class is designed for families with more than one child under the age of 6, though families with one child are welcome. Through singing, rhythmic and movement activities, as well as some instrument exploration in a safe, fun, developmentally and musically appropriate space, families with young children playfully experience and explore music together.

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Parent-Child Around the World with Music
ages 3.5 – 7 years
11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Alyssa Anaya, Teacher, Room 1111

This is a mixed-age, early childhood class, which emphasizes a variety of multicultural music. Taught by our experienced, highly qualified, early childhood music educator, Alyssa Anaya, young children and their adults sing songs, play music games, learn dances and play instruments representing many countries, cultures and languages. On the final day of the semester, this class will combine with our marimba bands for a special musical sharing event

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UNM Children's Chorus

Wednesdays, pricing varies depending on the age group.

The UNM Children’s Chorus is a non-auditioned chorus that welcomes any child who wishes to sing. The chorus sings quality repertoire taught by highly qualified music educators, assisted by UNM music education students.

  • Singers must be willing to work as a team, commit to weekly rehearsals, and pursue the development of musicianship through singing. Plus, singing together is fun and provides opportunities for singers of all ages to develop important friendships!
  • New singers are welcome to join until the 3rd rehearsal of each new semester.
  • Choirs perform in at least two concerts a year for the community.
  • The required concert uniform consists of black pants or knee-length/long skirts, black socks or tights, black shoes, and the UNM Children’s Chorus polo shirt. Polo shirt orders are taken at the beginning of each semester and only need to be purchased by new singers or continuing singers who have either moved to a different choir or have outgrown their shirt. The polo shirts cost $12.
  • Wednesday classes do not include a parking permit. For the Children’s Chorus we offer an optional drop-off/pick-up service for families. Our staff will safely escort singers to and from the Center for the Arts from the south end of UNM’s Johnson Field. Also, parking is available for an hourly fee in the Cornell Parking Structure or in metered spaces around campus. Contact UNM’s Parking and Transportation services for more information: pats.unm.edu
  • Please note: age divisions and staffing of choirs may be subject to change, based on enrollment.

The Choirs

Los Farolitos (K-1st grades), $150
5:15-6:15 p.m.
Katie Dukes, Teacher

Los Farolitos will introduce very young singers to developmentally appropriate choral experiences through the playful exploration of unison and simple part songs, movement, vocal exploration, singing games and songs designed to help each child discover their own voice and how to blend it with others.

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Los Lobitos (2nd-3rd grades), $155
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Julia Church Hoffman, Teacher, Room 1111

Bridging early-childhood with upper-elementary development, Los Lobitos will extend the discovery of choral singing, healthy vocal technique, and musicianship skills through a variety of unison and part songs, vocal exploration, pitch matching, singing games, and music reading fundamentals.

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Los Lobos (4th -6th grades), $155
5:15-6:30 p.m.
Penny Voss, Teacher

Los Lobos singers will continue to develop confidence and competence in healthy vocal technique and musicianship skills, allowing them to experience the joy of singing in a choral ensemble setting. Singers will be encouraged to fully participate in the rehearsal process through a variety of interactive learning experiences, giving students the opportunity to fine-tune their musical skills.
Singers will also participate in peer mentoring and leadership roles, which will facilitate ownership of their learning and will assist them in developing a sense of community.

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Senior Chorus (7th-12th grades), $160
5:15-6:45 p.m.
Judy Castro and Regina Carlow, Teachers

Some prior singing experience is recommended but not required. The Senior Chorus will singliterature for mixed voices, (bass, tenor, cambiata, countertenor, soprano, alto) as well as advanced treble music (soprano, countertenor, alto). The Senior Chorus is often asked to perform at special community concerts and events.Weekly rehearsals will focus on both individual musicianship and vocal technique and will require practice outside of rehearsal.

Singers will have the opportunity to audition for the New Mexico Music Educators Association (NMMEA) or the New Mexico American Choral Directors Association (NMACDA) All-State Choir Events. We will offer practice sessions for the NMACDA and NMMEA auditions starting in August. Membership in these select All-State Choirs will have additional costs and may require parental chaperones. More information will be provided about this at the beginning of the semester.

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Marimba Band

Saturdays, $145 for twelve 45-minute classes
*Asterisk denotes tuition remission eligible

New Class: Marimba Band 1
ages 6 +, for beginning students
9:00-9:45 a.m.
Mike Anaya, Teacher, Room B134

Beginning marimba students learn proper mallet grip technique and practice on short songs containing 3, 4, and 5 different notes before moving on to more challenging material. Some younger students might require a step stool to reach the marimba (supplied by parent). The teacher supplies all mallets. Parents and children play together.

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Marimba Band 2
for continuing students
10:00-10:45 a.m.
Mike Anaya, Teacher, Room B134

For continuing students from fall semester 2018. Be sure to consult with Mike Anaya before registering for this class

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Marimba Band 3
for continuing intermediate/advanced students
11:00-11:45 a.m.
Mike Anaya Teacher, Room B134

For continuing students from fall semester 2018. Be sure to consult with Mike Anaya before registering for this class.

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Piano Classes

Saturdays, $145 for twelve 45-minute classes
*Asterisk denotes tuition remission eligible

  • All piano classes are designed to last two semesters. Most spring semester piano classes are a continuation from fall semester, unless otherwise noted. Continuing students should sign up for the exact same class they attended during fall semester. See below for more information.
  • Group classes are held in Room 1117, a piano lab equipped with electric pianos. Each student will play at her/his own keyboard with a headset.
  • All classes begin on the hour. PLEASE BE ON TIME TO CLASS!
  • Piano students are expected to regularly practice at home and should have access to a piano or keyboard during the week.
  • Parents/guardians of all piano students (Piano 1 and Piano 2) are expected to attend classes and help guide students during class.
  • Required piano books are listed below with each class. Books may be purchased locally at Baum’s Music, 2908 Eubank Blvd. NE, (505) 292-0707. Plan to have books ready at the first class.
  • Please Note: If you are unsure which piano class is best for your child, please contact the Music Prep School: musprep@unm.edu or (505) 277-8816. 

Saturday Morning Piano Classes for Younger Students
Bonnie Finch, Teacher, Room 1117

Piano for continuing students
ages 5 and 6, Semester 2
8:00-8:45 a.m.

For continuing students from fall semester 2018.
Books: Alfred Basic Piano Library Prep Course for the Young Beginner Lesson Book Level A and Solo Book Level A.

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Piano for continuing students
ages 6 and 7, Semester 2
9:00-9:45 a.m.

For continuing students from fall semester 2018.
Books: Alfred Premier Piano Course Lesson Book Level 1A and Performance Book Level 1A 

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Piano 1 for continuing students
ages 7 – 11, Semester 2
10:00-10:45 a.m.

For continuing students from fall semester 2018.
Books: Alfred Premier Piano Course Lesson Book 1A & Performance Book 1A

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Piano 2 for continuing students, Semester 2
11:00-11:45 a.m.

For continuing students from fall semester 2018.
Books: Alfred Premier Piano Course Lesson Book 1A, Performance Book 1A, Lesson Book 1B, and Performance Book 1B.

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Saturday Afternoon Piano Classes for Older Students
Stephanie Kaylan, Teacher

New Beginners: Piano 1 for beginning students
ages 7 -12
Red Book Class, Semester 1
12:00-12:45 p.m.

Books: Step by Step Piano Course Book 1, by Burnam (red book

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Piano 2, for continuing students
Purple/Yellow Book Class, Semester 2
*1:00-1:45 p.m. (*Please note time change from last semester.)

For continuing students from fall semester 2018.
Books: Step by Step Piano Course Book 3 by Burnam (yellow) and Bastien Favorite Classic Melodies, Level 1 (purple) and Level 2 (blue)

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Adult/Older Teen Piano, continuing students,
Red/Green Book Class, Semester 2
*2:00-2:45 p.m. (*Please note time change from last semester.)

For continuing students from fall semester 2018.
Books: Step by Step Piano Course Books 1 & 2 , by Burnam (red and green)

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New Beginners: Adult/Older Teen Piano
beginning students,
Red Book Class, Semester 1
3:00-3:45 p.m.

For beginner older teen/adult students.
Books: Step by Step Piano Course Book 1 , by Burnam (red book)

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Guitar Classes

Saturdays, $145 for twelve 45-minute classes
*Asterisk denotes tuition remission eligible

  • All guitar classes are designed to last two semesters and will focus on classical guitar technique. Spring semester guitar classes are a continuation from fall semester; students should sign up for the exact same class they attended during fall semester. See below.
  • Group guitar classes of 6-15 students are held in Room B015.
  • All classes begin on the hour. PLEASE BE ON TIME TO CLASS!
  • Parents/guardians are expected to attend classes, know teacher expectations, what students should be practicing, and help guide your student, if necessary. Students are expected to practice at home during the week.
  • Required materials for guitar classes: a classical guitar with NYLON strings, a portable music stand, and foot stool. Required books are listed below with each class. Books and guitars may be purchased locally at Baum’s Music, 2908 Eubank Blvd. NE, (505) 292-0707. Plan to have required materials and books ready at the first class.
  • Please Note: If you are unsure which guitar class is best for your child, please contact the Music Prep School: musprep@unm.edu or (505) 277-8816.

Guitar 1 for continuing students
ages 6-9, Semester 2
9:00-9:45 a.m.
Brian Moore, Teacher, Room B015

For continuing students from fall semester 2018.
Book: FJH Young Beginner Guitar LESSON Book 1

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Guitar 1 for continuing students
ages 9 and up, Semester 2
10:00-10:45 a.m.
Brian Moore, Teacher, Room B015

For continuing students from fall semester 2018.
Book: FJH Young Beginner Guitar LESSON Book 1

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Guitar 2
for continuing students, Semester 2
11:00-11:45 a.m.
Brian Moore Teacher, Room B015

For continuing students from fall semester 2018.
Books: FJH Young Beginner Guitar Lesson Book 1 & Performance Book 1

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Guitar 3
for continuing students, Semester 2
12:00-12:45 p.m., Brian Moore, Teacher, Room B015

For continuing students from fall semester 2018.

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Adult/Older Teen Guitar
Semester 2
1:00-1:45 p.m.
Brian Moore, Teacher, Room B015

For continuing adult/older teen students.
Book: Solo Guitar Playing Book 1, 4th edition, by Frederick M. Noad

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Ukulele Classes

Wednesdays, $145 for twelve 45-minute classes

Ukulele Class for Adults/Older Teens
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Robin Giebelhausen, Teacher, Room 1018

This ukulele group is an opportunity for folks to learn a little ukulele, sing with a group, and have a relaxed time making music. This class is open to all ukulele players, beginners and beyond. Students need a soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele for this class. This class is held during the UNM Children’s Chorus rehearsal and provides a fun way for adults to spend that time while their young singer rehearses with the chorus.

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Spring 2019 Important Dates

Saturdays
January 26
February 2
February 9
February 16
February 23
March 2
March 9 – Instrument Petting Zoo!
NO CLASS March 16
March 23
March 30
April 6
April 13
NO CLASS April 20
April 27 – Sharing Day

Wednesdays
January 30
February 6
February 13
February 20
February 27
March 6
NO CLASS March 13
March 20
March 27
April 3
April 10
April 17
April 24 – Last Ukulele class
May 1

UNMCC CONCERT –
May 8, 6:30 PM,
Keller Hall

Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is based on financial need and determined by using the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch formula. Tuition waiver applications may be found on the UNM Music Prep School website or by contacting us by phone or email. Families who qualify for tuition assistance may use the waiver for one child in one class. Waivers are usually for 50 percent of the tuition.

Tuition Remission for UNM Employees

UNM Tuition Remission is available to UNM employees through UNM Continuing Education. Tuition remission may be applied to our adult classes or classes that require adult participation. Contact UNM Continuing Education for more information and to apply for tuition remission: http://ce.unm.edu or (505) 277-0077.

Location and Parking

We are located on the University of New Mexico Main Campus, in the Center for the Arts, 203 Cornell Dr. NE. Parking is available in the Cornell Parking Structure, on Redondo Dr., near Stanford/Central Ave. Parking permits are provided for our Saturday classes. Contact UNM’s Parking and Transportation services for more information about parking on campus: http://pats.unm.edu.

**The UNM Music Prep School has a no refund policy. However, if your class is canceled due to low enrollment, you may transfer enrollment to another available class or be refunded.

If you have any questions please contact us!

Julia Church Hoffman
Director

Laurie Lopez
Program Coordinator

Office: Room 1412 in the UNM Center for the Arts

musprep@unm.edu
or (505) 277-8816

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