Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Teresa Salazar, President

Leidos, Inc.


Kurt Schmidt, Vice-President

Rio Rancho Public Schools, Executve Director of Fine Arts


Michael Ragsdale, Treasurer

Goldwater Bank, Executive VP and Chief Risk Officer

Lori Bencoe, Secretary

Bencoe & LaCour Law, PC


Joe Gershin

Albuquerque Public Schools, Performing Arts Manager, Department of Fine Arts

Eric Lau

University of New Mexico, Chair of Music Department

Mary Lee Martin

APS Board of Education, Retired


Tyler North

Albuquerque Public Schools, Director of Bands: Sandia High School


Tess Pallozzi

Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program, Parent Manager


David Peercy

APS Board of Education, President


Michael Stordahl

Nusenda Credit Union, Vice President, Business Service Lending Manager


We rely on donations from generous individuals and businesses like you to provide symphonic performance experiences to Albuquerque’s talented young musicians and access to music education for students in need.

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Contact Us

Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
4407 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

PO Box 30961
Albuquerque, NM 87190