Guitar New Mexico, a non-profit corporation, encourages and fosters the study and appreciation of the classical guitar in Albuquerque and beyond.
It does this in four ways:
1. The New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival
Every June, Guitar New Mexico hosts the largest classical guitar festival in New Mexico, bringing four days of classes, ensembles, and concerts featuring musicians and pedagogues of local, national and international acclaim.
2. Outreach Program
Throughout the year, Guitar New Mexico brings world renowned classical guitar performances to local venues and brings those guitarists to perform and teach in our schools. An Artist-in-Residence is chosen to provide focused attention to the guitar programs at participating schools.
3. Youth Orchestra
Guitar New Mexico manages an auditioned large youth guitar ensemble for two seasons a year.
4. Chamber Players
Guitar New Mexico manages an adult aficionado ensemble for two sessions a year.