Local Music stores
The orchestra handbook lists the active music stores in El Paso.
please see the Andress Orchestra Handbook for greater detail.
Below is a link to a map with each of these stores pinned
for your convience!
El Paso Music Stores Map
Independent Local Luthiers (instrument repair)
7612 Waterhouse Dr.
El Paso, TX 79912
Online Retaliers (for the best prices and deals!)
Southwest Strings (Tuscon, AZ)
Shar Music (National Distributor)
Robertson and Sons Violin Shop
located in Albuquerque, NM
Wonderful quality instruments and bows along with excellent customer service for the southwest. This is where I do my purchasing and any repair work. They are always willing to discuss pricing and payment issues and even rent instruments to anywhere from the store! you can also order any accessories or music through them for about the same price as an online retailer. If you are in the realm of purchasing an instrument for your Nolan Richardson Orchestra student, please speak with me first so that we can get the best quality available for your price range. Avoid online EBAY purchases! Though some instruments are okay, many are poorly made instruments that become damaged within the first two months of ownership.
The El Paso Symphony Orchestra webpage. Find out about the upcoming season featuring several masterworks of the greats!
The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras webpage. This is a great organization for allowing our young musicians a broader range of experiences and to really engross themselves in the musical experiences available to them! There is a tuition but the organization is very accommodating. We already have a few AHS Orch. members involved!
El Paso Pro-Musica is the premier chamber music company in El Paso. Every year there are world class musicians flooding to El Paso, especially during January when the El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival takes place! These concerts are a great opportunity for our students to learn more and see amazing professionals doing what they do best.
A violinist internet community
The internet cello society webpage
All things strings with strings magazine
A great resource for watching live symphonic performances as done by
The Berliner Philharmoniker Symphony Orchestra.
A fee is required to view concerts.
Karl Paulnack's welcome address to the incoming class at Boston Conservatory. Very inspiring to musicians young and old.