Original Music Concert May 2 at 7 p.m. in Ilfeld


Music students Rock Ullibarri, Janika Jaramillo and Quintin Leger work in the university's recording studios.

Music students Rock Ullibarri, foreground, Janika Jaramillo and Quintin Leger work in the university’s recording studios. 

Las Vegas, N.M. — The New Mexico Highlands University Music Technology Program presents an Original Music Concert May 2 at 7 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

The styles of music featured are as varied as the students themselves, including rock, alternative, folk, hip-hop, singer-songwriter, and more.

Department of Music professor Edward Harrington directs the Music Technology Program, and the concert.

“The Original Music Concert gives our dedicated, talented students an opportunity to showcase the new songs and compositions that they have worked on this semester,” Harrington said. “Nearly all of the musicians are music majors and minors in music technology. Music tech students spend countless hours writing songs and music for soundtracks in the Highlands recording and editing studios.”

The Highlands students featured include Brian Conklin, John Moya, Quintin Leger, Sean Weaver, Sebastian Jaramillo, Kevin Baca, Amor Romero, Patrice Fote, Daniel Sam, Michael Redhorse, Rock Ullibarri, Autumn Woods, Nika Sundaram, Michael Rascon, Elijah Thomas, and Dennis Montaño. 

“Some of the music at the concert will be recorded, but most of the music will be live performances. Four bands will perform, and 17 composers and songwriters will be presenting their original compositions. There will be lots of singing, playing and great music,” Harrington said.

Harrington said the Music Technology Program has a dozen computer workstations with the latest version of Pro Tools, the industry standard in digital recording and editing software. The students study songwriting, composition, orchestration, and digital audio editing in the Highlands music lab and recording studios.

All tickets are $5. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free.