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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

Next Concert:

“To the Moon and Back”

Sunday, June 10, 2018
2:00 pm
at the New Mexico Museum of Art
in the St. Francis Auditorium

Dr. Mary Schneider, guest conductor

Mary Schneider

Mary K. Schneider is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Eastern Michigan University, where she conducts the Wind Symphony, teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in conducting and music education, and oversees and guides all aspects of EMU’s comprehensive band program.  Active nationally and internationally as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, Dr. Schneider is a strong advocate for new wind music, and maintains an active interest in that area of research. Her ensembles frequently collaborate with composers, and have participated in commissioning and/or premiering over two dozen new works for wind band.

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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 Gary W. Hill

    Professor of Music and Director of Ensembles
    School of Music
    Arizona State University