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, especially its youth.

History and Goals

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.

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.

2015 - In its fourth year of granting funds to nonprofit music organizations, The Music Guild of New Mexico has provided $60,000 to nineteen deserving organizations in its continuing support of music in New Mexico.

2016 - In its fifth year of granting funds to nonprofit music organizations, The Music Guild of New Mexico has provided $42,000 to sixteen wonderful organizations in its continuing support of music in New Mexico.

2017 - In its sixth year of granting funds to nonprofit music organizations, The Music Guild of New Mexico has provided $25,000 to eight outstanding organizations in its continuing support of music in New Mexico.

2018 - In its seventh year of granting funds to nonprofit arts organizations, the Music Guild of New Mexico has provided $42,000 to eleven deserving organizations in its continuing support of music and the arts in New Mexico.