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College of Fine Arts


Brian Hansen Endowed Scholarship

This endowment honors Brian Hansen, Professor of Theatre and Dance, 1979-96. B.A. UCLA, 1960; M.A. Cornell University, 1961; Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1966. Dr. Hansen joined the UNM faculty in 1979 as chair of the (then) Department of Theatre, administrative and teaching appointments at Oberlin College and the University of Delaware. Under his leadership, its... Read more »

College of Fine Arts ARTS Lab – General

ARTS Lab is an award-winning interdisciplinary center for emerging media with an emphasis on immersive and interactive media. The Art, Research, Technology & Science Lab supports education, research, production and presentation for the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts, as well as other colleges, and the greater community.

College of Fine Arts Dean’s Fund

Investing future of professional artists benefits our university, our community, and beyond. The arts are a economic driver in New Mexico, and our UNM Fine Arts students students will be global leaders in the arts, and innovators who contribute to every profession. The lives of students, faculty, and staff are enriched by the financial support... Read more »

Concert Choir Fund

The UNM Concert Choir plans to perform in Carnegie Hall in March, 2020. The UNM Concert Choir is the Department of Music’s premier mixed choral ensemble, and gifts made in 2019 – 2020 will help offset their travel expenses. Led by Dr. David Edmonds, this group has been recognized across the state and region for... Read more »

Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Jameson Freeman Endowed Fund for Dance

Dana Tai Soon Burgess is a Santa Fe native, and graduated from the University of New Mexico. Dana is a leading American choreographer, dancer, and cultural figure. He founded Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC.org) in 1992. It is the preeminent modern dance company in the Washington, D.C. region. He is the first ever... Read more »

Dance – Friends of Dance

Established in 1988 as an enterprise in community support to raise support for UNM dance scholarships for students. Friends of Dance has become a major force in demonstrating to students, faculty, and administration how a small community organization can reinforce the artistic and academic goals of the youth involved at UNM.

Dottie Barrett Memorial Scholarship in Music

The Dottie Barrett Memorial Scholarship in Music supports undergraduate or graduate students in good standing, pursuing a degree in the Department of Music. Students studying the cello are preferred. Dorothy “Dottie” Barrett was principal cellist of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra for fourteen years, from 1972 to 1985, and principal of the precursor to the... Read more »

Gloria Griffin Mallory Endowment for Theatre – Eddie Snapp Fellowship

This fund supports visiting artists in the Department of Theatre to help build bridges between students of Theatre and the professional world of Theatre. It will be named for beloved professor of theatre for 33 years, Eddie Snapp. The objective of this initiative is to strengthen pathways to professional careers for students. Specifically, the Eddie... Read more »

John Clark Choral Endowed Scholarship

John Miller Clark, September 21, 1940 ~ December 30, 2017 This fund honors John Clark, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of New Mexico from 1972 – 2005. Professor Clark was a leading figure in choral music in the state of New Mexico for a generation of singers and this... Read more »

Latin American Music Center

The Latin American Music Center through the Music from the Americas Concert Series at the UNM Department of Music, presents an average of 6 concerts a year of music of all periods composed or performed by musicians of the highest caliber born or residing in the American Continent. Furthermore, guest artists complement and enrich the... Read more »

Leah Menezes Lee Art Education Scholarship

Leah Menezes Lee was an artist and teacher with children and adults in schools, universities, museums, dojos, and city streets. She was both a visual artist of murals, sculpture, and painting, and a martial artist of karate, krav maga, and tai chi. Leah was a dedicated educator and her teaching included being an instructor at... Read more »

Marjorie L. Devon Tamarind Scholarship

The Marjorie L. Devon Tamarind Scholarship Fund was created to honor Tamarind’s director for over thirty years. This fund will directly support a student enrolled in Tamarind’s one-year Printer Training Program.

Music Chair’s Fund (College of Fine Arts)

The UNM Department of Music Chair’s Fund relies on the generous contributions of donors to support our students and faculty, including a robust schedule of concerts, recitals and programs, faculty support for research, visiting artists, music equipment and much more. See our website at music.unm.edu for information.

Music Memorial Fund

This fund is used to support a variety of scholarship needs and opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students within the Department of Music at The University of New Mexico.

Reggie Behl Drawing Award

This fund supports a drawing award for undergraduate students in the Art/Art History Department. Selection is based on merit, using the student’s drawing portfolio.

Special Projects in Cinematic Arts

This fund supports special projects and research for faculty and students in the Cinematic Arts Department at UNM. Currently, Associate Chair & Associate Professor of Cinematic Arts Department Deborah Fort is working on The Book of Ruth: An Improvised Life, a feature length documentary that explores the lifelong artistic passion and boundless curiosity of Ruth... Read more »

String Pedagogy Family Fund and Mad About Music Fund

Mad About Music is the advanced repertoire class and touring group of the University of New Mexico Lab School. These talented young middle/high school musicians have been invited to perform across the United States and even internationally. Click here to see the group perform.

Suellen Gornall Endowed Scholarship in Music

This endowment honors Suellen Gornall, who liked to study, listen to and perform various types of music, including folk, pop, and musical theater. Her favorite types of music were choral and classical. She performed in many amateur chorus groups throughout her life, including at The University of New Mexico. This fund supports a full-time student, in good academic standing,... Read more »

Tamarind Institute

Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master printers and houses a professional collaborative studio for artists. Founded in 1960 in Los Angeles, Tamarind is recognized internationally for its contributions to the growth of contemporary printmaking around the world and continues to... Read more »

Tamarind Institute Director’s Fund

The Tamarind Institute Director’s Fund was established in 2017 to provide the director, Diana Gaston, with funds to further the educational reach and artistic mission of Tamarind Institute. Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master... Read more »

Theatre and Dance Chair’s Fund (College of Fine Arts)

The UNM Department of Theatre & Dance Chair’s Fund relies on the generous contributions of donors to support our students and faculty, including a robust schedule of performances, recitals and programs, faculty support for research, visiting artists, equipment and much more. See our website at theatre.unm.edu for information.

UNM Art Museum Acquisitions Fund for Diversity and Equity

The UNM Art Museum seeks to increase diversity in the permanent collection. Funds generated will be used to acquire works of art by and about women, LGBTQ artists, and artists of color, particularly Native American and Latinx artists. The first acquisition in the fall of 2019 will be photographic portraits by of transgender and gender... Read more »

UNM Art Museum General Fund

Support the UNM Art Museum and ensure the continued excellence of our programs and collection with your annual gift. Get involved with the Museum by participating in dynamic programming, engaging social events and taking part in meaningful learning opportunities. The UNM Art Museum relies on the generous contributions of donors to support a robust schedule... Read more »

UNM Children’s Chorus

The UNM Children’s Chorus is a non-auditioned chorus serving boys and girls in the Albuquerque metro area between the ages 7 and 12.  Any child who wishes to sing is welcome. The UNM Children’s Chorus is a program started in cooperation with the UNM Music Prep School and the UNM University Chorus, both groups seeing... Read more »

UNM Music Prep School Lectures and Special Projects

Founded in 1993, the UNM Music Prep School prepares students for a lifetime of music learning. We offer a wide variety of affordable music classes for Albuquerque-area students, birth to adults. In addition to our classes, we offer special lectures, projects and other learning opportunities to our students, their families and to the UNM Music... Read more »

UNM Summer Music Institute

The UNM string faculty is pleased to present the UNM Summer Music Institute for accomplished collegiate and high school musicians. Participants will be immersed in daily chamber music coaching, instrumental master classes, a solo competition, student and faculty recitals, special music topic lectures, and much more. Our goal is to be able to offer full... Read more »



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