2014-15 Membership Year
As we begin the 2014-15 membership year and look forward to greeting our new and returning members, we are pleased to announce the results of our third year as the Music Guild of New Mexico. We have awarded $80,000 to local nonprofit music organizations and music education in the form of monetary grants. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who made this possible!
2014 Grant Recipients
This year, as last 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 $80,000 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 Civic Chorus
Albuquerque Folk Festival
Ensemble New Mexico/Chatter
Festival Ballet Albuquerque
New Mexico Dulcimer Association
New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus
New Mexico Philharmonic
New Mexico Symphonic Chorus
NM Jazz Workshop
Rio Rancho Symphonic Band
Summer Guitar Workshop
Valencia County Community Band
Click here to visit
our Grant Recipients' websites!
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
- 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.
- 2014 - The Music Guild of New Mexico, in its third year of granting funds to nonprofit music organizations, has provided $80,000 to sixteen wonderful organizations in its continuing support of music in New Mexico.
Join The Guild!
The Music Guild of New Mexico is an organization comprised of fun people who have fun ideas to raise funds. Click here to learn more about becoming a member!
Music Guild of
Luncheon and General Meeting
at the Courtyard by Marriott
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Music Guild's JMYAC
Fundraiser Concert featuring
pianist Hyperion Knight
Sunday, September 14, 2014
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Hiland Theater / National Dance Institute
Popejoy Youth Concerts
September 16 and 18, 2014
Popejoy Hall, UNM
The winners of the
Music Guild's 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
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 Annual Meeting and Luncheon on May 7!
April 2014 Keynotes Available Now!
(click on the image below)
The Music Guild's
Young Artists' Competition
Click here to download the JMYAC application for 2015.
Music Guild of New Mexico
Nonprofit organizations supporting music
and/or music education in New Mexico
are invited to apply for
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