For the love of music, the Music Guild of New Mexico supports, promotes, and encourages nonprofit musical organizations that will educate, enhance, engage, and enrich the quality of our New Mexico community.

 
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Photos and news about the MGNM Señorita Ball on our Señorita Ball page!

The Music Guild of

New Mexico

presents the

2014 Senorita Ball


Saturday, March 29, 2014

at the beautiful Marriott Pyramid

 

to hear all about
the Señorita Ball
and to view photos!

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2013-2014 Membership Year

As we begin the 2013-2014 membership year and look forward to greeting our new and returning members, we are pleased to announce the results of our second year as the Music Guild of New Mexico.  We have awarded $75,000 to local nonprofit music organizations and music education in the form of monetary grants.  Congratulations and thank you to everyone who made this possible!


2013 Grant Recipients

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This year our grant applications truly reflected the multicultural and diverse nature of music available to New Mexicans, especially here in Albuquerque.  Thanks to our members and our fundraisers, we are able to grant $75,000 again this year and are thrilled to be able to support a multicultural variety of music ranging from folk music to gospel, various choral groups, orchestral groups, and a dulcimer group as well as groups providing music education.

 

Adelante Development Center, Inc.

Albuquerque Baroque Players

Albuquerque Chamber Soloists

Albuquerque Folk Festival

Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program, Inc.

Ensemble Music New Mexico / CHATTER

Festival Ballet Albuquerque

Hey, Mozart! New Mexico

Landmark Musicals, Inc.

New Mexico Black History Month Organizing Committee

New Mexico Dulcimer Association

New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus

New Mexico Jazz Workshop

New Mexico Philharmonic

New Mexico Symphonic Chorus

Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico

Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest

Rio Rancho Symphonic Band

Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association, Inc.

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Click here to visit

our Grant Recipients' websites!
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The Music Guild of New Mexico
is a volunteer organization committed to supporting music through financial, educational, and promotional activities.
The talented and diverse members of the Guild educate and build community relationships to ensure our musical legacy by supporting nonprofit musical organizations and nonprofit music education for young people in New Mexico. The Music Guild provides members with friendship, fun, worthwhile endeavors, networking, and personal growth, and enthusiastically welcomes new members at any time.


Our goals are:

 

  • To explore, develop, organize, promote, and support fundraising events
  • To promote music appreciation and educational opportunities throughout the community
  • To increase public awareness of the Guild

History

 

  • 1932 - Founding of the Albuquerque Civic Symphony
  • 1952 -Establishment of the Albuquerque Women's Association
  • 1956 - Founding of the Doñita Program, a service and volunteer organization for high school girls. It evolved into the Señoritas of the Symphony Program
  • 1966 - The Albuquerque Civic Symphony changed its name to the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra to reflect statewide involvement
  • 2002 - The Guild celebrated its 50th anniversary
  • 2007 - The Guild celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Symphony Ball and the 75th anniversary of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra
  • 2011 - The New Mexico Symphony Guild changed its name to Music Guild of New Mexico when the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra declared bankruptcy and closed its doors.
  • 2012 - The new Music Guild of New Mexico, moving to fulfill its new mission, began granting funds through an application process.  This first year, $75,000 was awarded to thirteen nonprofit music organizations.
  • 2013 - The Music Guild of New Mexico hosted a concert starring Doug Montgomery, pianist, to benefit the Music Guild's Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition for Piano and Strings.

Music Guild of

New Mexico

Upcoming Events

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New Mexico Philharmonic concert featuring the first-place winners are available from 

the Philharmonic website or by calling 323-4343.  The concert, which also features the Faure Requiem, will be held 

on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Central United Methodist Church, 201 University Blvd. NE.  Concert time is 3:00
 
New Mexico Philharmonic
Youth Concerts for Fourth Graders
Tuesday, May 13, Wednesday, May 14,
and Thursday, May 15
10:00 AM and 12:00 noon
on all three days.
Popejoy Hall, UNM
 
 
 

The winners of the 2014

Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition:


 

First Place, Piano: Ken Lien

Second Place, Piano: Stephanie Yang

Third Place, Piano: Dennis Huang

Honorable Mention, Piano:

Joseph Seth Zamora

Honorable Mention, Piano: Gavin Laur



Tickets ($25/$40/$55) for the New Mexico Philharmonic concert featuring the first-place winners are available from 
the Philharmonic website or by calling 323-4343.  The concert, which also features the Faure Requiem, will be held 
on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Central United Methodist Church, 201 University Blvd. NE.  Concert time is 3:00, and 
we invite and encourage all Guild members to attend this very special event!
     
Many many thanks to our dedicated coordinators and volunteers for their yeomen service in helping this competition 
be the wonderful success that it was!!

First Place, Strings: Ryan Downs, violin

Second Place, Strings: Abigail Herrick, violin

Third Place, Strings: Ivan Aidun, double bass



Click here to read more and view photos!

 

Click here to view photos from our Spring Luncheon and General Meeting on March 19!

January 2014 Keynotes Available
(click on the image below)

 

Jackie McGehee

Young Artists' Competition

2015 Application

 

Check back here later in the year to view and download the JMYAC application for 2015.

Thank you to all our 2014 applicants!

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Music Guild of
New Mexico
Grant Program
 
Nonprofit organizations supporting music
and/or music education in New Mexico
are invited to apply for
2014 MGNM funds. 

Click here to download the
MGNM Grant Application Letter and
Grant Application Form
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