Music Schools In New Mexico

New Mexico has 7 accredited music schools where music faculty who teach music classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of music and music training in New Mexico, which includes music training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Music
  • Bachelors degree in Music
  • Masters degree in Music


  1. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

    1500 S Ave K, Portales, New Mexico 88130

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. New Mexico Highlands University

    University Ave, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. New Mexico Junior College

    5317 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of New Mexico-Main Campus

    1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. New Mexico State University-Main Campus

    2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Santa Fe University of Art and Design

    1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-7634

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Western New Mexico University

    1000 W. College Ave, Silver City, New Mexico 88061

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Music Employment

New Mexico 160
National 63,990

Approximately 0% of the country's music professionals work in New Mexico state.

Employment Growth for Music professionals In New Mexico

30 150 160 150 160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Mexico, the field of music is growing. In 2010 there were 130 more music professionals working in New Mexico than there were in 2006. Thus, in New Mexico, this field has grown by 433% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for music professionals which shows a 14% increase in the number of music professionals working around the nation.

Music VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$39,520 $0 $0 $28,320 $22,685
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In New Mexico, as the number of music professionals is growing, the salaries earned by music professionals are decreasing. The mean salary for music professionals in 2006 was $39,520 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $22,685 per year.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in New Mexico

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 74% decline in music professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In New Mexico state, within the field of music, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid music professionals earn 100% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Liberal Arts
Music Production

In New Mexico, music professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Music programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Mexico


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited music schools in New Mexico is increasing. In 2006 there were 65 music graduates from music courses in New Mexico and in 2010 there were 78 graduates.

This represents a 20% increase in the number of music degree or certificate school graduates in New Mexico state. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in music.

Music Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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The number of music faculty, growth in the field of music academia and music faculty salaries in New Mexico, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching music courses to students at the associates degree in music, bachelors degree in music, and masters degree in music levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future music faculty in New Mexico. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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