The New Mexico Music Awards in cooperation with Full Battle
Rattle Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Songwriters’ Cooperative held its first Songwriting Workshop for Veterans on April 19th, 2015.
The program paired veterans with NMMA award winning songwriters
Hillary Smith, Kito Peters, Glenn & Richard Martin, Bambi Wolf, Anna Rudolph and members of the
Albuquerque Songwriters’ Cooperative.
Our goal was to build on the work done by Full Battle Rattle Albuquerque which teaches combat disabled veterans to play music as a constructive outlet
for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury and to give veterans a more effective way to communicate their experiences in the theater of war.
Our next songwriting workshop for veterans will take place August 30, 2015 in Albuquerque. If you are a veteran and would like to participate, please register at NMMAworkshops@gmail.com. Space is limited.
If you would like to have a Veteran's Songwriting Workshop in your community, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 505-398-3577.
For more information on Full Battle Rattle, go to http://www.desertforge.org/full-battle-rattle/
Briana Reed 2014-2015 Eric Larson Endowment Scholarship recipient.
The Eric Larson Endowment at the University of New Mexico provides scholarship money to junior and senior students currently enrolled at UNM and who have declared music or a related field as their major. Our 2014-2015 recipient is Briana Reed. She is a junior pursuing a BA in Liberal Arts with a focus on audio engineering. She has worked with live audio here in Albuquerque and continues to study theater, music and digital audio.
Contributions to the endowment are tax deductible. To contribute, make your check payable to:
UNM Foundation/Eric Larson Endowment
700 Lomas NE-7 Woodward Center, Albuquerque, NM 87131