Las Cruces, New Mexico
NMSU Department of Music
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The Department of Music at New Mexico State University announces the New Mexico Music Festival & Orchestral Academy:
Simón Gollo, Associate Professor of Music and Director of the NMSU Philharmonic Orchestra, announces the establishment of The New Mexico Music Festival and Orchestral Academy, which will take place August 9-15, 2021.
The Festival and Academy will be an international musical event: beginning this summer, young musicians will gather each year in Las Cruces to share the stage with first-class musicians from top orchestras around the United States and beyond. Students will have the opportunity to interact with guest artists and clinicians in a variety of orchestral settings and programs. The Festival and Academy will feature educational experiences in the following areas: preparation of orchestral excerpts in a studio class setting, orchestral sectional preparation, rehearsals and performances.
Maestro Gollo, founding Artistic Director, envisions The New Mexico Festival and Orchestral Academy becoming a premiere musical event featuring a unique educational and artistic experience for musicians in both New Mexico and the Southwest.
Our guest artists
For this summer’s premiere Festival, New Mexico State University’s Music Department will host several world-renowned musicians and educators, to include members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony, Houston Symphony, and faculty from the University of North Texas, Louisiana State University and New Mexico State University, and will also include the Camerata del Sol Chamber Orchestra (regional chamber group).