Meet Your State Captain


Teri Skillman

Teri earned her Ph.D. and M.A in Ethnomusicology from the UH Mānoa Music Dept. Trained as a musician and a dancer, she has worked as an arts administrator and educator for thirty years, teaching in international schools; lecturing at UH in ethnomusicology and music education; and working in the arts nonprofits. As an arts administrator, she developed public programs and exhibits for the Judiciary History Center, UH Mānoa Hamilton Library, Museum Studies and Historic Preservation, and the Center for South Asian Studies.  As a former folkarts director for the state of New Jersey, she has directed the Northwest Jersey Folklife Project. As Hautree Consulting, Teri developed two middle school jazz and Latin jazz bands for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, organized teacher workshops on the Arts, and coordinated school visits to NJPAC. Teri’s work includes research projects, development of educational materials and K-12 curricula, traveling exhibits, performances, professional development workshops, traditional arts expositions, internships for college students, and development of an artists’ referral database. Teri organized two TEDxMānoa events focused on Native Hawaiian Knowledge in the 21st-Century for UH Mānoa Hamilton Library (2012 & 2013) and the observance of the Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom event, E Ola Nā Mele Lāhui, in the Hawai’i Supreme Court (1/17/18).

Favorite Art Form: Asia-Pacific art forms.

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