A lifetime of achievement in the field of Southwestern Music
Noberta Fresquez, co-founder and executive director of Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque, will receive the 2022 Robb Award for Excellence during the annual ¡Música del Corazón! concert Sunday 13 November 2022 2:30 pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Albuquerque Journal Theatre. Admission is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.
The Robb Award is presented annually by the Board of Directors of the UNM (University of New Mexico) John Donald Robb Musical Trust to a musician, individual, or organization that has made an outstanding contribution in New Mexico in one of the following areas of expertise: Music of the Southwest, Music Education, or Contemporary Music. Each Robb Award recipient receives an honorarium and is recognized during one of the Robb Trust’s annual events. Visit robbtrust.org for details about ¡Música del Corazón! and the Robb Award.
Noberta Fresquez is recognized, locally, nationally, and internationally for her expertise in cultural entertainment and programming. She is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Mexico Hispano Music Association; the Mark Ipiotis Award from the New Mexico Hispano Entertainers Association; the CREATIVE BRAVO AWARD, and the DE COLORES AWARD for excellence in cultural education programming. She has also been recognized by the New Mexico State Board of Education for her outstanding work in delivering Mariachi music education to public school children in the state. In 2010, she was recognized by the New Mexico Business Weekly as one of that year’s 25 influential Women of New Mexico. In 2011, Noberto received the highest award the Mexican government gives to non-Mexican citizens, El Premio OHTLI. She is one of three New Mexicans that have received this prestigious award. Most recently she received the New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award from Governor Susana Martinez.