• Featured
    Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 09-24-2021 to 09-24-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Singer-songwriter Richard Wayne Penniman (1932-2020), aka Little Richard, was an iconic figure in popular music and culture for seven decades. Recognized as a foundational pillar of rock and roll, Richard’s emotive vocalizations and uptempo rhythms also paved the way for other popular music genres, such as soul and funk. Little Richard was one of the... read more
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  • Featured
    Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 09-30-2021 to 09-30-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 03:30 PM-05:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Singer-songwriter Judy Collins (1938- ) has enjoyed a career spanning more than six decades, yet it wasn’t until last year that she scored her first #1 album with Winter Stories - at the age of 80 years old. Her musical tastes are eclectic and her discography includes folk, pop, rock and roll, standards, as well as Broadway show tunes. She is well known... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-14-2021 to 10-14-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 03:30 PM-05:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Doris Day (1922-2019) was a budding dancer until a car accident ended her career at age 15. Her love for music was genetic, however, and soon she concentrated on voice lessons. Though most remembered as a film and television star, she received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She remained devoted to her work... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-20-2021 to 10-20-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Composer Leroy Anderson (1908-75) has been described by John Williams as “one of the great American masters of light orchestral music.” Some of his earliest masterpieces were written while serving in military intelligence in the 1940s. As a composer his works could be equally playful or poignant, and sometimes made use of unconventional instruments. His... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-22-2021 to 10-22-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Composer William Grant Still Jr (1895-1978) was the first American composer to have an opera produced by the New York City Opera. Although primarily known for his first symphony, Afro-American Symphony (1930), his catalogue includes five symphonies, eight operas, and four ballets, as well as chamber music and art songs. Due to his collaboration with... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-25-2021 to 10-25-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Powerhouse Canadian rock band Rush was formed in 1968 by Geddy Lee (1953- ), Alex Lifeson (1953- ), and Neil Peart (1952-2020). Moving from blues-inspired hard rock, to progressive rock, to heavy metal stylings, this virtuosic rock trio’s works were heavily influenced by science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. Many fans first became acquainted with Rush... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-05-2021 to 11-05-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Mary Lou Williams (1910-81) was the most accomplished and influential female jazz pianist, arranger, composer, and teacher in the 20th century. She wrote 350 compositions and hundreds of arrangements, and recorded more than 100 records. Harmonically ahead of her time, she adapted to, and influenced, stylistic changes in jazz. Duke Ellington called Williams... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-08-2021 to 11-08-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Stevie Nicks (1948- ) was 27 when she became an overnight success as the fledgling member of a reorganized Fleetwood Mac, helping to catapult a new record to the number one position, selling three million copies in the process. Songs such as “Rhiannon” and “Landslide” worked their way into the public’s awareness until no one remembered Fleetwood... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-16-2021 to 11-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    From their humble beginnings in 1971, The Eagles quickly rose to become one of the most successful American rock bands of the decade, racking up six Grammy Awards. Despite disbanding for over a decade and taking a short break between 2016-17, the band is back together again. A new tour is tentatively booked for autumn 2021, and audiences will be eager to... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-19-2021 to 11-19-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Prince Rogers Nelson (1958-2016) did it all. He was a successful singer-songwriter, a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist, a record producer, an actor, and a director. Widely regarded as one of the greatest (as well as one of the most controversial) musicians of his generation, Prince’s career featured a prolific output including hit songs for other artists... read more
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