Music in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Music Programs in New Mexico


Each year, approximately 0.2% of New Mexico graduates receive degrees in music. In other words, every year an estimated 78 musicians graduate from New Mexico's 7 music schools.

Top Schools

New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which is located in Las Cruces, is the top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a music program. It received a ranking of 39th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 7 students graduated from New Mexico State University-Main Campus' music program. New Mexico State University-Main Campus charged in-state students $5,400 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in New Mexico with a music program is Santa Fe University of Art and Design, which is located in Santa Fe. In 2010, it was ranked 45th nationwide. 12 students graduated with degree in music from Santa Fe University of Art and Design in 2010. Tuition at Santa Fe University of Art and Design was $30,358 per year.

The third-ranked school in New Mexico with a music program is University of New Mexico-Main Campus, which is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. In 2010, University of New Mexico-Main Campus graduated 42 students from its music programs. Students at University of New Mexico-Main Campus paid $5,506 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a New Mexico music school, average tuition will be $7,575 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,076 per year to $30,358 per year. In 2010, the music schools that charged the highest tuition rates in New Mexico were:

  1. Santa Fe University of Art and Design - located in Santa Fe, students are charged $30,358 per year
  2. University of New Mexico-Main Campus - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $5,506 per year
  3. New Mexico State University-Main Campus - located in Las Cruces, students are charged $5,400 per year

The lowest tuition rates at New Mexico music schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. New Mexico Junior College - located in Hobbs, students are charged $1,076 per year
  2. New Mexico Highlands University - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $2,972 per year
  3. Western New Mexico University - located in Silver City, students are charged $3,812 per year

A music degree from a New Mexico school... what next?

The New Mexico counties with the largest populations of musician are:

  1. Chaves County - 40 musicians

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of musicians in the state of New Mexico will grow to 280. This would require a 4% growth in the profession.

Salary

musicians in New Mexico earn $22,685 per year on average. However, New Mexico musician earned anywhere in the range from as less than $28,410 per year to more than $56,290 per year in 2010. On average musician earn the most in the following New Mexico counties:

  1. Chaves County - $40,190 per year

The musicians with highest average salaries in New Mexico were:

  1. Music Composer - $45,370 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

The musicians with lowest average salaries in New Mexico were:

  1. Music Composer - $45,370 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New Mexico statistics regarding a career in music and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as music or audio engineering.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Music in New Mexico
  • Master's Degree in Music in New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,163 miles from location University of New Mexico-Main Campus Albuquerque NM 31.7802 54% 27,241
7,200 miles from location New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces NM 60.5764 45% 18,526
6,986 miles from location Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Portales NM 22.1305 52% 4,679
7,077 miles from location New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas NM 13.6265 n/a 3,739
7,283 miles from location Western New Mexico University Silver City NM 13.5482 n/a 3,370
6,990 miles from location New Mexico Junior College Hobbs NM 15.5192 n/a 2,313
7,119 miles from location Santa Fe University of Art and Design Santa Fe NM 55.1936 30% 221
 

Curious what studying Music gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in New Mexico

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Musicians and Singers + 100 n/a
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Music Directors and Composers + 60 $45,370 50.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are music related jobs in New Mexico