President – Joe Gershin

Joe Gershin has Bachelors degrees in Music Education and Jazz Studies and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership all from the University of New Mexico.  He taught elementary general music for just over eight years before becoming the Performing Arts Manager for the Fine Arts Department in the Albuquerque Public Schools District in the fall of 2017.  Joe received his Orff level III certification in 2014 and has attended multiple national AOSA conferences. He plays trombone and has taught private students of all ages. His time is now split between his work family and his wife, two children (1 and 4), and two dogs.


Vice-President – Diane Marino

Diane Marino received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Education from Long Island University, a Master in Music Education from the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY, and is a National Board Certified Teacher.  She taught band and general music in upstate New York for 22 years before moving to Albuquerque.  She now teaches K-5 general music for Albuquerque Public Schools and has completed Orff Levels I and II in addition to World Music Drumming Level I.  Diane also has extensive experience directing children’s musical theater, and has taught private piano and woodwind lessons to students of all ages.  She served as a woodwind adjudicator for the New York State School Music Association solo festivals for many years.   Performing experience includes the Adirondack Woodwind Quintet (oboe), the Sweetwood Woodwind Quintet (oboe), One Achord Praise Band (keyboards), Seventh Inning Stretch (bass guitar and vocals), and many community, school, and church ensembles.


Treasurer – Vicky Wood

Vicky Wood is an elementary music teacher for Albuquerque Public Schools. This is her 9thyear teaching and her 8th year as a member of NMAOSA. She previously served as Secretary for three years and is beginning her second year as Treasurer.




Secretary – Kristen Hutchinson

Kristen Hutchinson received her Bachelors Degree in Music Education from New Mexico State University in 1998. She started her career as a high school choral director. After four years, she moved into elementary education as a classroom teacher. Kristen then began teaching Music in the elementary classroom with Albuquerque Public Schools. She has her Level III Orff certification. Kristen is an accomplished singer, choral director and musical director in local musical theatre productions over the past twenty years.



Past-President – Cat Woo

Cat Woo was Vice-President of NMAOSA from 2012-14 and President from 2014-16. She currently serves on the board as Past President. She took her Orff and Kodaly levels at the University of New Mexico and her World Music Drumming levels in Albuquerque. Cat is also a member of the New Mexico Music Educators Association. She is an elementary music teacher with Albuquerque Public Schools.




Member-at-Large – Terri Scullin

Terri Scullin graduated from Boston University in 1988 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance. She received all three levels of Orff-Schulwerk training at the University of

Massachusetts / Lowell and obtained her Orff-Schulwerk Training Certificate in 1990. Her Orff-Schulwerk training has been an integral part of her music classroom throughout the past 30 years of her teaching career.

She has been very fortunate to work in schools where Orff-Schulwerk training is required and supported. She taught for 10 years in the public school system of Andover, Massachusetts before relocating to Arizona in 1999. She is currently working at the Rio Grande School in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she teaches Performing Arts (Music, Drama and Movement) to students in Preschool – Grade 6.

Terri has presented teacher training workshops locally and nationally. She has presented for the Cambridge and Westwood, MA Public Schools, MMEA All State Conference, ASU Orff Level Courses, and for the Greater Arizona Reading council. She has also presented several workshops for the National Orff Schulwerk Association Conferences, most recently in 2017, and at several Orff chapters nationwide. She has also presented corporate team building workshops in drama and music for Cricket and American Express.

Terri is excited to be a member at large for the New Mexico AOSA chapter and in the past has been an active member of both the New England AOSA and Arizona AOSA chapters.

Member-at-Large – Mary Alice Balderrama