Guitar New Mexico’s Artist-in-Residence Program brings a renowned classical guitarist to selected local schools to work with student guitar ensembles and teach master classes at no cost to the school or students. The 2019 Artist in Residence is Travis Marcum, a prominent music educator from Austin, Texas. Travis will surely inspire both students and teachers alike. The program offers teachers an opportunity to encounter new teaching ideas through music teacher workshops.

Artist in Residence Program February 19-23, 2019 featuring Travis Marcum
Schedule: Schools visits by Mr. Marcum, February 19-22
Guitar Directors Workshop, February 23 10:30am-12pm Albuquerque Academy
Student Showcase Concert, February 23 3pm
AYSO Music Facility, 4407 Menaul NE, ABQ NM 87110

Schedule for School Visits by Travis Marcum

February 19(Tuesday)
Mark Scholz North Valley Academy 8-9am
Paul Nielsen Sandia Prep 10-11:05am
Jeremy Mayne/Genevieve Leitner Albuquerque Academy 12:30-1:17pm

February 20(Wednesday)
Patrick Cox MHS 7:30-8:30am
Bardo Trujillo Cibola 10:30-11:30am
Omar Villanueva AHS 12:45-1:45am
Guitar NM Youth Orchestra 6:30-7:30pm

 February 21(Thursday)
Omar Villanueva HHS 9:15-10am
Liza Gatica  DNHS 10:30-11:30am
Liz Torres Taylor MS 12:15 to 1:09
Jodi  Sanchez Albuquerque Talent 3:10-4:10pm

February 22(Friday) Moriarty-Santa Fe
Justin McMurdo Moriarty HS 8:50-9:50am
Pablo Champion Milagro MS 1-2pm
Garrett Holslag  Ortiz MS 2:49-3:40pm
Gwen Lerch NMSA  4-5pm





Recognized as one of the premier classroom educators for the classical guitar, Travis Marcum has been teaching middle and high school students across Texas since 2005. As the Education and Outreach Director for Austin Classical Guitar, Travis works with over 900 guitar students in 16 schools across central Texas. In 2008, he co-authored the first intensive classroom, classical guitar curriculum now published online at The curriculum is currently being utilized in school districts across twenty US states and four countries.

As a guitarist, Travis studied with Professor Adam Holzman at The University of Texas at Austin. He has performed across the United States and has placed in regional and international solo guitar competitions. Travis received his bachelors degree in Music Education from the University of Texas at Austin. He studied orchestral and band pedagogy with the intention of bringing these proven traditions of music teaching to the guitar classroom.

As a classroom guitar teacher, Travis has directed some of the most accomplished ensembles in the nation including the Guitar Foundation of America’s Featured Youth Ensemble at the 2008 convention in San Francisco. He also directed the McCallum Fine Arts Academy Chamber Guitar Ensemble from 2006-2008 during which time the group won the UT Brownsville National Guitar Ensemble Competition each of the three years.



Past Guitar New Mexico Artists-in-Residence Matt Denman, Michael Nigro and John Truitt