The Wind Orchestra was founded in 2007 to provide high-caliber wind-centric musical exposure to audiences in northern New Mexico.

Our music format focuses on the performance of contemporary – and traditional – works of wind orchestra literature.  And our programs are quite varied and can include period American and non-American pieces involving strings, voice, and a variety of keyboards.  As one of only a handful of professional-level wind orchestras in the country, we offer local and regional audiences the opportunity to experience music very few people can access.

Concerts are free to the public.

Wind Orchestra Links

Past Concerts and Sound Bites
List of Past Repertoire by Composer

Next Concert:

Sunday, November 5, 2023
2:00 pm
at the New Mexico Museum of Art
in the St. Francis Auditorium

Guest Conductor

Dr. Michael Mapp is an Associate Professor of music and Director of Bands at New Mexico State University. He comes to NMSU from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas where he also served as Director of Bands. In addition, he has served as the conductor for the Kansas City Civc Orchestra and as Guest Conductor for the Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City.

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Previous Guest Conductors

Rather than engaging a full-time artistic director or conductor, the Wind Orchestra invites a guest conductor of national renown for each concert to select repertoire, rehearse the ensemble and present a performance.   All of our guest conductors are dedicated to advancing the wind orchestra format as a contemporary medium for live music.

  • Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner

    Director of Bands
    Hugh Hodgson School of Music
    University of Georgia