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Maria Lucinda Chavez, American band director, educator. Licensed teacher. Recipient Graduate Assistantship, Northern Arizona University Bands, 2000-2001; scholar Full Out-of-State Tuition scholar, Northern Arizona University Graduate College, 2002-2003, Activity scholar, University of New Mexico Bands, 1989-1992.


Chavez, Maria Lucinda was born on August 30, 1971 in Albuquerque. Daughter of Edward Jerry and Donna Louise Chavez.


Bachelor in Music Education, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1996. Postgraduate, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, 2001—2004.


Assistant band director Santa Fe High School, 1996—1997. Band director Ortiz Middle School, 1996—1997, Capshaw Middle School, Santa Fe, 1997—2001. Assistant band director Capital High School, 1997—1998.

Band clinician Hummingbird Music Camp, Jemez Springs, 1998. Graduate assistant Northern Arizona University Bands, Flagstaff, since 2001. Teacher Western High School, Albuquerque.

Head band instrument purchasing committee Mill Levy for Santa Fe Public Schools, Santa Fe, 2000—2001. Middle school band representative Music Educator's Task Force for Santa Fe Public Schools, Santa Fe, 2000—2001. Treasurer North Center New Mexico Music Educator's Association, Santa Fe, 1999—2001.

Band director Pojoaque Valley Intermediate and Middle School, since 2004.


  • Licensed teacher.


Clarinetist NAU Wind Symphony and Community Band/Orchestra. Member of National Educator's Association, New Mexico Music Educator's National Association (treasurer 1999—2001), Sigma Alpha Iota (founding member University New Mexico College chapter, president 1990-1996, College Leadership award 1994, Sword of Honor 1993).


  • Other Interests

    Playing jazz alto saxophone, hiking in the mountains, reading, chess.


Edward Jerry

Donna Louise Chavez