Department of Music

Develop your talent at ENMU

At Eastern, you’ll receive the personal attention you need to fulfill your musical and personal potential. Our faculty is nationally and internationally known, and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Additionally, the music program at ENMU has a long tradition of excellence and has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1960.

Mission Statement

The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Music is committed to providing:

  • Development of the individual student as an artist, educated member of society and expressive human being
  • Exceptional professional preparation
  • Educational and aesthetic experiences for the community and region
  • Response to the changing needs of contemporary society

Bands and Ensembles

Auditions are held each fall. See the full list of instrument ensembles or vocal ensembles.

Open to All Students:

Open by Audition:

Additional Audition Information

 Scholarships

The ENMU music program annually awards a variety of financial assistance to music and non-music majors. These awards are generally in the form of scholarships, fee waivers for private lessons and dormitory room grants. The band and choir each award substantial stipends to participants. These stipends are awarded based upon the vocal or instrumental needs of the ensembles, and may be renewed. Music stipends are based on participation and do not affect other forms of financial aid.

Additional resources of financial assistance, such as federal grants, work-study money and loans, can be obtained through the Office of Financial Aid when you fill out a FAFSA, or from the ENMU Foundation by way of additional scholarships. ENMU also awards University-wide admission scholarships to students who achieve superior academic skills and high ACT or SAT scores.

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Music Social Media Pages:

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Department of Music
ENMU Station 16
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
800.FOR.ENMU (800.367.3668)
Phone: 575.562.2377
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About ENMU, Portales

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