Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Composer Introduces Music to Young Students.(Schools)

Byline: Andrea Schoellkopf Journal Staff Writer

* Original work of Santa Fe resident and Rio Rancho middle school teacher to be preformed at Popejoy Hall

Becoming the next Mozart isn't a money-making proposition.

Eric Walters found that out after he graduated with a master's degree in music composition.

But in teaching music to Rio Rancho middle schoolers, he found a way to support his music writing and introduce both his music and the works of others to young musicians. Sometimes, he admits, it is hard to listen to beginning musicians struggling with your brand-new production.

"It's also wonderful," said Walters, a Santa Fe resident and cellist with the Santa Fe Symphony. "Even if it's not perfect. …

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