Commencement 2024 Information

Commencement 2024 Information

Photo: Music students perform in Highlands' Ilfeld Auditorium

Earn your degree in music!


Music and Music Technology

New Mexico Highlands’ music program is designed to accommodate students who have a solid background in music and students who are new to the field. The program awards bachelor of fine art degrees in vocal performance, composition and music technology and composition. The program also offers a B.A. in general music and a concentration in music education.

Music Technology
If you want to be a part of the audio production industry, our music technology school is the place to be. Our recording studio is the place to get the hands-on experience you need to launch an exciting career. Using Avid Pro Tools HD – the industry standard in professional recording studios – our students also learn to use iZotope, Brainworx, Flux, SoundToys, Melodyne, and many other fun and creative plugins.

Our music degrees are cutting-edge because they center around music technology, but are also traditional because our students also study music. Too many new music tech schools skip the study music, but not Highlands. Our environment supports students on the road to becoming musicians. Highlands is an audio school for musicians.

Job Prospects
Recent graduates of New Mexico Highlands’ music program have worked in a variety of music fields including professional performance, studio production, education, conducting and graduate school.

Highlands is a great place to study music!
Because New Mexico Highlands is a small university, motivated students have the opportunity to perform solos in one of our instrumental or vocal ensembles or audition with one of the regional professional ensembles with whom we have a relationship.

Music Undergraduate Requirements

The New Mexico Highlands undergraduate catalog outlines your options and the steps you need to take to complete degree requirements for your chosen major. To ensure the seamless completion of your degree, consult often with your academic adviser and utilize Highlands’ Degree Audit tool to keep track of your academic progress.

Undergraduate catalog: degree requirements 

Undergraduate catalog: Courses in Music

Information on music AA, BA, and BFA