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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
List of Past Repertoire by Concert

Last Concert:

“Música Mundo Espagnol”

Sunday, March 18, 2018
2:00 pm
at the New Mexico Museum of Art
in the St. Francis Auditorium

Dr. Michael Mapp, guest conductor

Michael Mapp

Dr. Mapp accepted the position of Director of Bands at New Mexico State University in 2017. He comes to NMSU from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas where he served as Director of Bands since 2013. He has also served as the conductor for the Kansas City Civic 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.

  • Professor Eric Rombach-Kendall

    Director, Bands
    Department of Music
    University of New Mexico