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Music Prep School


Founded in 1993, the UNM Music Prep School prepares students for a lifetime of music learning.

The Music Prep School offers a wide variety of affordable music classes for Albuquerque-area students, birth through adult. Highly qualified music educators, many of them UNM graduates, teach our classes.

Early childhood music classes

Group guitar classes

Group piano classes

Marimba Band

The UNM Children’s Chorus

Classes for adults


All classes are held in the UNM Center for the Arts (Popejoy Hall building) during fall, spring and summer terms. Registration is available online. Each semester we award a limited number of tuition waivers, first come, first served, based on financial need. Parking permits are available for our Friday and Saturday classes. We provide an escort service for easy drop off and pick up for our Wednesday Children’s Chorus families.

The UNM Music Prep School has a no refund policy
The UNM Music Prep School office is open Tuesday – Saturday


Important Spring Semester Dates

No classes on these Saturdays:

February 17, March 17, March 31

No classes on these Wednesdays:

March 14, March 28

Instrument Petting Zoo!:

Saturday, April 21

Final Saturday classes:

May 5

UNM Children’s Chorus – Farolito Singers, Los Lobitos and Lobo Choir Open Rehearsal

with composer Hilda Paredes

Saturday, March 24, 12:30-2:00 PM  – Keller Hall

Bailen, Bailen Pajaritos: Young Voices Sing the Music Of New Mexico

UNM Children’s Chorus Concert

May 9, 6:30 – National Hispanic Cultural Center


Registration for our Spring 2018 program is now open!

Register Here
Cancellation Policy Due to Weather & Other Emergencies

If we feel it is unsafe for families and teachers to travel due to weather conditions or if UNM cancels classes or closes campus for emergency reasons, we will cancel our classes. There will not be make up classes or refunds if we have to cancel.

If we must cancel, we will put a message on our voice mail (505.277.8816) and will ask KOB and KOAT to add us to the cancelation list that is published on television stations, websites and apps.

Contact the Prep School

Julia Church Hoffman
UNM Music Prep School Director

Laurianne Lopez
Program Coordinator

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