Music Program

5th Grade Music Performance

     May 25, 2017 8:30 am

News - All State Choir, Symphony Tickets


Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra  Rehearsal Tickets 


The Youth Education Symphony program has offered free attendance (for children and one adult) to Friday night dress rehearsal with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra.  Each rehearsal features a guest artist. Additional tickets may be purchased at the door for $15.00. Children must be in the third grade or above to attend. The rehearsals begin at 7:30 PM at the NMSU Music Recital Hall on the horseshoe off Espina and University Ave.. The rehearsals last approximately 2 hours and includes one intermission. If you and your child are interested, you can check in at the ticket table. If you have any questions, you may contact me, Miranda Ludeman, at 527-9666 or

The following are dates for the rehearsals:

October 7, 2016
November 4, 2016
December 2, 2016
March 3, 2017
March 30, 2017
May 5, 2017

For more information on Performance repertoire visit:



January 2016 All-State Choir


All State Choir Was a Hit!!


5th graders Ksenia Sevostianov and Katy Mayers and 4th grader Jade Barrio participated in the 20th annual 2016 New Mexico All State Choral Festival held in Las Cruces at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The students had been working on a repertoire of songs sung in Spanish, Swahili, and English. Their hard work and dedication really paid off! The students worked two days with an internationally known guest clinician, Dr. Janet Galvan -Choral Director of Ithaca College in preparation for a performance that occurred Saturday January 30 at the Las Cruces Convention Center.  


Here are some of the highlights of the festival.


Great Links

Interested in learning more about music education? Want to know how you can have fun with music at home? Here are some links that you will find useful:

Outside Music Opportunities

Outside Music Opportunities

If you and your children are interested in music lessons outside of school, here are some suggested resources:

Doña Ana Youth Choir – This is a community choir for students in 3rd grade to 8th grade. They meet every Thursday at St. Paul’s Methodist Church from 4:00pm-5:15pm. Each semester is $50; there are possibilities for scholarships and students may join mid semester.  The teachers are some of the best in Las Cruces!!!!

The contact for the choir is Geri Brink:  575-621-0605

NMSU Music DepartmentIf you call the music department on campus, they should have a list of teachers for particular instruments. The Music Department : 575-646-2421

Hubbards Music  provides drum lessons and bass/guitar lessons  575-526-8884

White’s Music Box  If you call the music box, they can provide you with lessons or contacts (575) 526-6677 

Doña Ana Community College   often provides classes for piano and guitar

African Drumming Workshops  - Karuna Warren and the New World Drummers offer lively African drumming and dance workshops 575-523-0664

Private Teachers     

Piano:       Helen Korschgen   575-201-8566
Guitar, Piano, Voice, Drums, and Bass:  James Gier: 575 805 7825
Piano:  Mary-Lynn Brown Piano Studio 2476 Sunridge Dr (575) 805-3042

Drums, Guitar   Alden Legge   575-571-9979  (near campus)
*Community Members please feel free to contact me to post your contact for lessons.

Get Involved (Advocacy):

Having fun with music at home:

Welcome to the Hillrise Elementary Music Program!

Welcome to Hillrise Elementary and to a music curriculum that will have your child singing, dancing, trying out musical instruments, and keeping time with the beat. We are fortunate to include music as a planned part of our day. Research clearly shows how beneficial music is in expanding brain power while creating an upbeat learning environment.

Music is a natural way to increase learning opportunities in all other academic areas. For your child, understanding rhythm lays the foundation for processing key beginning math concepts. Singing rhyming and alliterative lyric leads to phonemic awareness. Hearing music from around the world opens the door to multicultural awareness and interest in social studies. 

During the school year we will be having various grade level performances that your child will be working on.  We look forward to your support and attendance.   These performances are usually held in the school cafeteria.   Look for more information coming home!


Miranda Ludeman

Room: P64

Musical Sharing Day Calendar

Musical Sharing Day is an opportunity for second through fifth grade students to share   musical interests. Students may bring something musical from home (a CD, a DVD, an IPOD, an instrument, a guest, etc.) to share with the class; if bringing the preceding, parents should check for appropriateness (i.e., no bad language or inappropriate subjects).  One student brought in a DJ once and some students have brought in people who play instruments. Students can also perform in small ensembles or solo. They can sing, play classroom instruments, perform rhythmic chants, dance, or share musical experiences. Musical Sharing Day provides an opportunity to perform/share in front of a small audience (their class) and teaches them appropriate audience behavior. The idea for this special day was created by a fifth grade student in 2007. Throughout the years, this experience has been enjoyed by almost all and is a great way to learn about responsibility and music in a different way relative to the students’ interests, experiences, and culture.

  * Please note that the dates may change because of potential events at the school.

* Some grades will not have Musical Sharing day because of preparation for programs.
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