Catherine Oppenheimer Recipient of the New Mexico Music Commission’s 2017 Lee Berk Award, Catherine Oppenheimer, a former professional dancer with the New York City Ballet, has provided opportunities for talented young musicians throughout the state to receive top-quality music education.
Bill and Bonnie Hearne ~ Santa Fe Recipients of the New Mexico Music Commission’s 2017 Platinum Music Award, Bill and Bonnie Hearne became an institution in New Mexico’s musical landscape beginning in 1979, with their unique blend of Southwest Americana, bluegrass,
Arlen Asher ~ Albuquerque Recipient of the New Mexico Music Commission’s 2017 Platinum Music Award, Arlen Asher is one of New Mexico’s long-standing jazz luminaries. Born in 1929 in a small farming community in Missouri, Asher moved to Albuquerque in
Fernando Cellicion ~ Zuni Pueblo When he was asked as a student at Zuni Elementary School in the late ’60s to write an essay about what he wanted to be when he grew up, Fernando Cellicion didn’t really have to
Dr. Dale E. Kempter ~ Albuquerque Recipient of the New Mexico Music Commission’s 2017 Platinum Music Award, Dr. Dale Kempter has been involved for over fifty years with the Albuquerque Youth Symphony. At the end of the 2001-2002 season Dale