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Department of Music

Welcome to the New Mexico State University Music Department

If you are looking for a wonderful place to obtain your music education, this is the place to be. The NMSU Department of Music is among the finest in the southwest at preparing student musicians for a future in teaching, performing, or a wide variety of other musical careers. The faculty is world class and extremely gifted in their areas of expertise.  Music graduates from NMSU hold public school jobs, college positions, and perform professionally around the world.
Our department is diverse in population and opportunities.  Students can major in Music Education or Music Performance and have the opportunity to perform in a wide array of ensembles. The department also supports Master Degree programs in Music Performance, Conducting, or Music Education.
If you are a prospective student and would like more information please explore our website and contact us. We will be glad to visit with you about the dynamic music opportunities offered here at New Mexico State University.
Lon W. Chaffin, Ph.D.
Department Head

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