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Music is a basic and vital component of Santa Fe Public Schools’ identity and the education of its students. The purpose of music education is to provide all students with knowledge and skills necessary to be involved in music at the highest possible level throughout their lives. Our music program is exemplary, manifesting excellence and distinction. Under the aegis of a formally constituted Music Department, our schools provide every child the opportunity to participate every year, on all grade levels, in music programs of excellence

Listen to a radio interview with Leanne DeVane Music Education Coordinator for the Santa Fe Public Schools

Historic Canyon Road Paint/Sculpt-Out, Saturday, October 15, 2016

Student Musician Gallery Performances & SFPS Music Students’ Canyon Road Parade!
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SFPS Music Education in the News

Canyon Road Donation to SFPS Music Program

SFPS Music Educators Earn State Recognition

SFPS Music Program Earns National Recognition

More Than Just a Pretty Song (Santa Fe Reporter, June 8, 2016)

Santa Fe Public Schools' Guitar and Orchestra Perform in NM Music Educators' Association Music Performance Assessment

The Santa Fe Public Schools Music Department and the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association Strengthen Long-Standing Partnership

SFPS Band and Choir Perform in NM Music Educators' Association Music Performance Assessment

Santa Fe High School Musicians Win Fall Competitions

SFPS Music Education Programs Named NAMM’s ‘Best Communities in Music Education’ in 2014 and 2015

El Dorado Advanced Band Wins Third Place in State Contest!

SFPS Band Programs - Presentation to Board of Education, 11-5-15

Presentation to Board of Education, Cabinet, Community

Todd Hansen Sculpture and Scholarship Memorial Fund
Todd Hansen, beloved Santa Fe Public Schools music educator and leader in music education, passed away unexpectedly on August 1, 2014. In his honor, the SFPS Music Education Department has set up a memorial fund for three purposes;
Todd Hansen
  1. A commissioned sculpture and plaque for placement in the Todd Hansen Memorial Garden at EJ Martinez;
  2. SFPS music camp scholarships for students;
  3. funds allowing, partial or full tuition for Orff Schulwerk training for one of our elementary music teachers.

Donations are tax-deductible and all donors will receive a tax donation letter from the District.
Donations may be sent as follows:
Dina Gutierrez
SFPS Business Services Department
610 Alta Vista
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Attention Todd Hansen Sculpture and Scholarship Fund
Please make checks payable to SFPS


Leanne Devane
Leanne DeVane, Music Education Coordinator

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BF Young Building
1300 Camino Sierra Vista
Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 467-2513

Music and Art Secretary,
Linda Brito

SFPS Music Education Contacts

Staff Directory
Music Education Photos

Orchestra Photo

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