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The College of Fine Arts encompasses the Departments of Music, Art and Art History, Theatre and Dance and Media Arts. These are located in the Center for the Arts, the Art Building, Carlisle Gymnasium (Dance) and the Center for Environmental Research, Informatics & Arts or CERIA (Media Arts).

Within the Center for the Arts are also housed the UNM Art Museum, the large concert hall (Popejoy Hall), the music recital hall (Keller Hall), the principal theater and dance performance space (Rodey Theatre), and a smaller experimental theatre (“Theatre X”). The Fine Arts Library is located conveniently nearby in George Pearl Hall and maintains full library services, including a reference desk, a reserve book room, a rare book room, a periodical room, and listening facilities.

LOCATION Of Music facilities

Center for the Arts - See no. 62 on the UNM Campus Map.

The main entrance to the building is on the east side
The Music Office is located in Room 1105. Go straight ahead through the lobby until you get to the Museum; then turn to the right; , then take a quick left and then another right.

Keller Hall (in the Center for the Arts) - See no. 62 on the UNM Campus Map. For ticket information, call 505-277-4569. Phone 505-277-2131 for the Keller Hall manager or for information on renting the hall.

Popejoy Hall - See no. 72 on the UNM Campus Map. For ticket information, call 505-277-4569. For administrative offices, call 505-277-3824.

General Facts about the Department of Music

  • Accredited by NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
  • 414 total students, 310 undergraduates, 104 graduates

Tuition per semester

  • Undergraduate: in-state $2,550.60, out-of-state $8,626.80* (based on full-time status of 12 credit hours)

  • Graduate: resident $2098.80 non-resident $7,722.00* (based on full-time status of 9 credit hours).

    *NOTE: Non-residents can take up to 6 hours at the resident per-hour rate; if taking 7 or more hours, all hours are billed at non-resident rates. See details at http://www.unm.edu/~bursar/
    ALSO NOTE: Tuition rates quoted do not include special course fees.


Department of Music Curriculum


  • Four-year program of study (4 1/2 years for Bachelor of Music Education)
  • Bachelor of Music with concentrations in instrumental, vocal, or keyboard performance, jazz studies, theory and composition, and string pedagogy; Bachelor of Arts in Music; Bachelor of Music Education with instrumental and vocal concentrations; Music Minor; Music Education Minor
  • Two-year program of study
  • Master of Music with concentrations in Music History and Literature, Theory and Composition, Performance, Conducting, Collaborative Piano, and Music Education

Department of Music Faculty and Staff

  • 57 faculty: 21 tenured, 9 tenure track, 2 full-time lecturers, 25 part-time
  • 2 full-time administrative staff, 1 part-time
  • 1 hall manager/promotions staff
  • 1 recording engineer
  • 1 part-time piano technician
  • 22 Graduate Assistants


  • 50-60 faculty and ensemble concerts each year
  • 40-60 student recitals each year
  • 1 fully-staged opera production


  • The Keller Hall Series features UNM faculty performances, guest artists and student ensembles.
  • The annual Composers' Symposium has brought such famous composers as John Cage, George Crumb, John Harbison, Karel Husa, Ned Rorem, Alan Hovhaness, Gunther Schuller, Thea Musgrave, Lou Harrison, Ernst Krenek and Michael Colgrass.
  • Arts-in-Medicine, one of the few programs of its kind in the country that brings together artists and medical professionals to promote healing–physical, emotional or psychological. The program encompasses creative encounters for patients and families, for medical professionals, and for the community. Currently, Arts-in-Medicine services are offered throughout UNM Health Sciences Center facilities, including the primary hospital, the psychiatric center, the cancer center, and the hospice.
  • The UNM Music Prep School offers programs that allow UNM students to gain experience teaching elementary general music and chorus, class piano, recorder, winds, strings and percussion instruments.

The University of New Mexico

  • 24,705 students (16,806 undergraduate students, 7,899 graduate and professional students)
  • 2,243 faculty
  • 6,960 staff
  • Anderson School of Management, School of Architecture and Planning, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, School of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, School of Law, Health Sciences Center (College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Division of Dental Hygiene, School of Medicine)

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