Department of Music

Develop Your Talent at ENMU

ENMU has been a musical destination since 1934! 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 is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Additionally, Eastern New Mexico University has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1960.

Accrediting Association Contact Information:
National Association of Schools of Music
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
[email protected]

ENMU Greyhound Sound 2024 Winners of "For Whom the Band Tolls" presented by Metallica

The band Metallica challenged marching bands at all levels to craft the most exciting, unique, and impressive performances of Metallica's music. After months of fan voting and a final selection by Metallica, The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound Sound was awarded the College (Divisions 2 and 3) winner for the "For Whom The Band Tolls" marching band competition.

The ENMU Greyhound Sound will receive one customized package of musical equipment of the school's choosing with a value totaling $40,000.

See the press release for more information

Auditions for ENMU Music Programs


After you apply to ENMU, you should consider scheduling an audition. Instrumental, vocal, and piano programs have different audition requirements.

Music Degree Programs

Music Degree Programs

Whether performance, teaching, or composition, our degree programs provide a path with a music program dedicated solely to baccalaureate education.

Music Facilities

Music Facilities

Our top-notch facilities including a variety of rehearsal rooms, performance venues, and meeting spaces support our programs' excellence. 

ENMU Instrumental Music


Our quality faculty, bands, and performance ensembles offer outstanding training to woodwind, brass, keyboard, and percussion musicians.

Keyboard / Piano


A foundation of applied lessons, performance, coursework, and accompanying provides experience for performing and accompanying careers.

ENMU Vocal Music


Our vocal music program trains singing performers and prospective vocal and choral educators. Scholarships are available if you qualify.


Performance Ensembles

Instrumental and vocal ensembles provide performance experience to students interested in music. Some ensembles are open by audition only.

Special Programs and Events

Special Programs and Events

Find info for Hound for a Day, choir camps, Green & Silver Classic, The New Mexico Thing, Men's Choir Festival, and more.

Music Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Our faculty includes nationally and internationally established educators, scholars, performing artists, conductors, and composers.

Department of Music Mission

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


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 on 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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For more Information

Department of Music
ENMU Station 16
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
800.FOR.ENMU (800.367.3668)
Phone: 575.562.2377
Fax: 575.562.4480