Meet Your Federal Arts Advocacy Captain

Teri Skillman

Teri earned her Ph.D. and M.A in Ethnomusicology from the University of Hawai’ at Mānoa Music Dept. She has worked as an arts administrator and educator for thirty years, teaching in international schools (in New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, and Abu Dhabi) and lecturing at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in Ethnomusicology and music education. As an arts administrator, she developed public programs and exhibits for the King Kamehameha IV Judiciary History Center, UH Mānoa Hamilton Library, Museum Studies and Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate Programs, and the Center for South Asian Studies. As a former folk arts director for the Northwest Jersey Folklife Project, Teri has directed research projects, developed educational materials for teachers, traveling exhibits, performances, professional development workshops, a traditional arts exposition, internships for college students, and 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 a performance in 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: World Music & Dance

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