A Call for Entries-Only a few days left to enter the 2023 new mexico music awards

Only a few days remain to enter in the 2023 New Mexico Music Awards. The entry period for the 36th Annual awards program ends on Wednesday, February 8th, 2023. Enter in over 40 categories including Country, Jazz, Latin, Rock, Bluegrass, Pop, Folk, Hip-Hop, Rap, Best Engineer, Best Song, Best Producer and Album of the year.

To enter, click on the ENTER tab and select 2023 ELECTRONIC ENTRY FORM. Simply fill out the form, upload your files and pay the entry fees. Be sure to read the instructions on the form carefully.

The New Mexico Music Awards has been recognizing excellence in recorded music since 1988 and is open to anyone who has recorded music in New Mexico in 2022. Awards will be presented during a ceremony in the spring of 2023.
A complete list of rules, categories and entry forms are available by clicking the ENTER tab above. For questions, reach out to us at nmmentries@gmail.com

Good luck. We can’t wait to hear what you’ve been up to.

Farmington’s Delbert Anderson recipient of the 2023 First Peoples Fund Cultural Capital Fellowship

Jazz trumpeter Delbert Anderson has been selected for the fellowship that honors and supports the work of artists & culture bearers who are committed to passing on ancestral knowledge & cultural practices within their tribal communities. Anderson is also artistic Director at D’DAT (Dine’ Delbert Anderson Trio) Management, a New Mexico Arts Commissioner, and teaches ar San Juan College.

Anderson has been featured on JazzTimes, Grammy.com, NASA, NPR Music Top 10, Smithsonian Magazine, Yahoo/Mic.com, TEDx, PBS, FNX Television and much more. He was also awarded Arts Forward 2022 funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2021-22, the Presenters Consortium for Jazz Award from Chamber Music America funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the 2022 Collective Spirit Award by First Peoples Fund, 2022 and the Jazz Road Creative Residency from South Arts funded by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Anderson preserves his cultural music by creating a foundation of new Diné melodies and fuses them through jazz, jam and funk. Each path serves Indigenous culture through stories, healing, history and collaboration.

DDAT will go on a mentored tour with Third Hour (Farmington Youth Jazz Ensemble). Their tour will consist of 5 venues in 5 cities from June 7 – 11, 2023. During their tour DDAT will share music experiences over hikes, meals and being on the road.

NMJW Seeking musicians for after school program

Professional musicians NEEDED ASAP to work with middle schoolers in after school program (~3-5 pm), teaching basic instrument techniques, music appreciation, music theory, ensemble playing, and performance.

Successful applicants can demonstrate basic guitar and keyboard skills, love music and kids, possess strong mentoring skills, and can pass an APS background check. Physical capabilities include being able to wrangle gear. Bilingual abilities a plus.

If you are interested, please contact Artha at artha@nmjazz.org

NMMA workshop series at the candyman

The Candyman Strings & Things in Santa Fe in cooperation with the New Mexico Music Awards and Jason’s Music Publishing will be presenting a series of workshops for musicians who want to better understand the music industry and how to get ahead of the game.

The next workshop, In Studio Recording will be held on Saturday, February 25th at 2:00 PM at the Candyman in Santa Fe, 851 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505

The workshop will give attendees information about how to prepare for an in studio production including budgeting, pre-production, contracting talent and selecting a studio and producer. Guest speaker will be Tim Schmoyer of the Kitchen Sink Studios in Santa Fe.

The workshop is free and registration is not required. For more info, go to http://candymansf.com

2022 new mexico music hall of fame recipients inducted

On Saturday, November 26th, the 14th class of the New Mexico Music Hall of Fame was inducted at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Honorees for the evening were Albuquerque native and Tejano music star Stefani Montiel, composer and educator John Truitt, accordion master and band leader Eddie Garcia, New Mexico composer, artist and producer Roberto Griego, percussionist and Latin music star Tony Quinones and Albuquerque singer Sugie Padilla.

Recipient of the Michael E Sanchez Lifetime Achievement Award was Albuquerque country music pioneer Dick Bills.

There were performances that evening by inductees Roberto Griego, Tony Quinones and John Truitt and a special tribute performance celebrating the life of Ozzy Osbourne and Poison drummer Randy Castillo.

For a complete list of inductees or to support the NMHOF, go to https://nmmhof.org/

2023 New Mexico Music Awards rules and categories online now.

The updated categories and entry rules are now available for viewing. Please read the rules and categories carefully to see if your work(s) qualify for entry into the 2023 New Mexico Music Awards.

The entry process will begin January 1st 2023 and will continue until February 8th, 2023.

For a complete list of rules, go to https://www.newmexicomusicawards.com/nmma-entry-rules/

For a comlete list of catagories, go to https://www.newmexicomusicawards.com/award-categories/

For tips on entering the awards, go to https://www.newmexicomusicawards.com/tips-for-entering/

For questions, contact us at contactnewmexicomusicawards@gmail.com

honoring our veterans every day

We want to, first of all, thank our veterans for their service to our country and to welcome them home.

We also want to remind everyone that some veterans are still dealing with the after effects of battle and that not all wounds are visible. Healing takes time. Please be understanding of our heroes.

Finally, let us honor these brave men and women with some of the music that has come from our veteran’s workshops.

The New Mexico Music Awards in cooperation with listen!nm will begin presenting Therapeutic Songwriting Workshops for veterans around the state this summer and fall. Veterans and songwriters work together to write music that expresses the veteran’s experiences in the military. It can be painful, heartbreaking and sometimes even funny, but always rewarding. Here are a few song that our vets have produced over the past few years.

Just click on the title for a link to a video or audio file.

Put My Mind At Ease

These Are Not My Stars

I’m Afraid I Can’t

I Brought The War With Me