Washington School

136-J Washington St. SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108


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Montgomery School

10701 Montgomery Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87111


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Student Performances

Sharing the gift of music with others is a wonderful way for students to grow as young musicians and be recognized for their progress.  Students at NMSM have many opportunities to perform throughout the year at the school and community venues, as well as national and international stages.



Winter and Spring Recitals are held annually and showcase students on all instruments and voice from all teachers.  A special Halloween Recital is held at the end of October and features students perfoming in costume.  Teachers also hold their own studio recitals at various times throughout the year.  There is no fee for students to participate on school recitals.


Adult Musical Cafe

Adult students have a special place at NMSM!  Some are beginners who have always wanted to pick up an instrument and learn to play.  Others are returning to music after a long break, or accomplished amatuers keeping up their skills.  The Adult Musical Cafe is an opportunity for all of them to share their music in an informal, no-pressure situation.  Performers enjoy bringing food and drinks to share.


Ensemble Performances

The NMSM ensembles, Orchestra, Choir, and Cello Ensemble, appear in various concerts throughout the year.


Studio Classes

Some teachers hold studio classes for their students several times per semester.  Studio classes are a great opportunity for students to practice performing for each other without the pressure of a public performance.  Teachers can also cover topics in a group setting more efficiently than in individual lessons.  The fee for studio classes is $10 + tax.


Rising Stars Concert

This event showcases talented NMSM students in concert at Keller Hall at UNM. Teachers may perform with their students.


Community Outreach Performances

Spreading the joy of music throughout our community is a primary goal at NMSM.  We are frequently asked by retirement homes, churches, and other venues to hold concerts at their facilities.  La Vida Llena, a retirement community in the NE Heights, is a partner with us for many events.


Golden Key Music Festival

The Golden Key Music Festival is designed to educate and inspire young musicians with annual performance and competitive events held in New York City and Vienna, Austria.  Students audition for the program and, if selected, enjoy opportunities to meet and hear other young dedicated musicians, to see and experience the music capitals of the world, and, together with world-renowned guest artists, perform on some of the most prestigious international stages.