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Contact Information

Physical Address:
912 Oak Street SE, Building M Albuquerque, NM 87106 Map

Phone: (505) 880-8249
Fax: (505) 872-0664

Full staff listing

Welcome to the Albuquerque Public Schools Fine Arts Program!

We provide a comprehensive program of fine arts education, K – 12, designed to make a significant contribution to student learning and personal growth.

Fine Arts Hybrid Reentry Plans 2020-2021

Several of our K-12 fine arts teachers worked together in content specific task forces to compile these Fine Arts Hybrid Reentry Guidelines for the 2020 - 2021 school year.

Fine Arts Extracurricular Activities Reentry Plans 2020-2021

APS Fine Arts has worked to compile these reentry guidelines for MS and HS Performing Arts Extracurricular Activities for the 2020-2021 school year.

In our 90 elementary schools, we:

  • Provide direct instruction in music and visual arts to all students.
  • Hire, supervise, and provide professional development for certified art and music teachers.
  • Provide consumable supplies and equipment for arts instruction at no cost to schools.
  • Provide professional development for classroom teachers.
  • Work with community groups to coordinate annual district-wide arts events, including NM Symphony Orchestra concerts & programs; Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Tour Performances; Popejoy Hall Schooltime Series; UNM Music Prep School & many others.
  • Coordinate “Art is Elementary,” the annual district exhibit of elementary art; the annual fourth and fifth grade elementary Honor Choir concerts; and the APS art exhibit at the NM State Fair.
  • Provide advocacy at the local and state levels for the advancement of arts education.

In our 27 middle schools and 13 high schools, we:

  • Work with Human Resources to staff band, chorus and orchestra positions.
  • Fund bus transportation for high school bands to perform at home football games.
  • Coordinate and review bids for replacement of worn and non-repairable school instruments.
  • Coordinate or assist with district music, art, photography and drama festivals.

Throughout the district, we:

  • Oversee the ARTS Center, a library of arts-related resources and a professional development resource for any APS staff member in the areas of art, music, dance, drama, and literature.
  • Oversee the Music Instrument Repair Department technicians, who repair and maintain all music instruments for middle school and high school music programs.
  • Produce FAN Fare, the Fine Arts program quarterly newsletter.
  • Physical Address:
    912 Oak Street SE, Building M Albuquerque, NM 87106 Map
  • Main Phone: (505) 880-8249
  • Fax: (505) 872-0664

Contact Us

Staff listed by employee, with email address and phone number.
Employee Contact Information
Gina Rasinski
Director of Fine Arts
Joe Gershin
Performing Arts Manager, Zones 1 and 4
Antonio Romero
Performing Arts Manager, Zones 2 and 3
Denise Rudd
Visual Arts Manager, Zones 2 and 3
Michelle Sanchez-St. Andre
Visual Arts Manager, Zones 1 and 4
William Gatan
Admin. Support
Deanna Amend
Choir Resource Teacher
Cinamon Gentry
Visual Arts Resource Teacher
Janda Hindi
Middle School Visual Arts Resource Teacher
Emily Steinbach
Music Resource Teacher
Paul Blakey
Instrumental Music Resource Teacher
Perry Heimer
Digital Resource Teacher
Andrew Binns
Funding Technician - Music
Audra Chaplin
Funding Technician - Visual Arts
Hovey Jude Corbin
Inventory Technician - Music
Kirsten Ensafdaran
Inventory Technician - Visual Arts
Carla Haynes
ARTS Integration Specialist - Music
Joni Lloyd
ARTS Integration Specialist - Drama
Rosy Poling
ARTS Integration Specialist - Visual Arts
Andee Schray
ARTS Center Librarian
Catherine Cunningham
Music Instrument Repair - String Specialist
Laurel Partin
Music Instrument Repair - Wind & Brass Specialist
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