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New Mexico Music Commission
407 Galiesteo Street, Suite 270 Santa Fe
North Central

The New Mexico Music Commission (NMMC) is an advisory body administratively attached to New Mexico Arts, the State Arts agency and a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. The commission has 15 members appointed by the Governor. Commissioners serve three-year terms and are unpaid volunteers who are experts in the state's music industry. The purpose of the New Mexico Music Commission is to: • Advise New Mexico Arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs, other state agencies, and the Governor concerning the protection, promotion and preservation of music and the music industry in New Mexico; • Advise New Mexico Arts on music-related policies; • Advise and assist public agencies in elevating the role of music in New Mexico; • Foster appreciation of the value of music; • Make New Mexico a music destination for both visitors and music professionals; • Encourage the educational, creative and professional musical activities of the residents of New Mexico and attract outstanding musicians to New Mexico through appropriate programs of publicity, education and coordination and through direct activities, such as sponsorship of music; • Protect, promote and preserve the musical traditions of New Mexico; and • Accept on behalf of the state donations of money, property and other things of value as, in New Mexico Arts discretion, are suitable and will best further the aims of the Music Commission Act.