Membership


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Click here to join NYSSMA® and NAfME.

Click here to renew your membership.

NAfME and NYSSMA® are a combined membership.

When you join one, you belong to both.

Only 1/3 of the dues you pay to NAfME/NYSSMA is allocated to NYSSMA and supports all of the activities listed below. 

The remaining 2/3 portion of the dues is for NAfME activities and programs.

NYSSMA®/NAfME Membership Provides:

NAfME Membership Benefits

NYSSMA Membership Benefits

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Winter Conference
  • Summer Conference
  • Regional Workshops
  • Adjudicator Orientation

PUBLICATIONS

  • School Music News
  • NYSSMA Manual 
  • Using NYSSMA Evaluation Sheets in Performance-Based Assessment Practices in Music Education
  • 3 NYSSMA History Books
  • DVD of Exemplary Lessons (standards based)
  • Classroom Music Assessment Guide
  • Teaching/Learning Resource Guide        

OPPORTUNITY TO

  • Get an Award
  • Vote in NYSSMA & NAfME Elections
  • Hold an Office
  • Perform in Albany for MIOSM

NYSSMA® SUPPORTED MUSIC ACTIVITIES

  • Area All-State Festivals
  • Solo and Ensemble Festivals
  • Winter Conference All-State Performing Group
  • Major Organization Festivals
  • Winter Conference Electronic Music Composition
  • Eligibility for Eastern Division NAfME
  • Showcase
  • Performing Groups
  • Winter Conference Composition Showcase
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society
  • Winter Conference Piano Showcase
  • NAfME Collegiate

BENEFITS TO SCHOOLS

  • Presidential Citation Award
  • Free Job Listings
  • Festival/All-State Plaques
  • Opportunity to Purchase Medals

MUSIC EDUCATION

  • Adjudication Festival
  • Diversity
  • Advocacy/Government Relations
  • Finance
  • Awards and Recognition
  • Music Composition/Improvisation
  • Classroom Music
  • Public Relations
  • Constitution
  • Technology in Music Education

ACTIVITIES OF OTHER STATE CHAIRS

  • All-State Performing Groups
  • Middle/Junior High School
  • Band, Chorus, Orchestra
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • Instrumental Jazz,Vocal Jazz
  • Music for Special Learners
  • Assignor of Adjudicators
  • Musical Theater
  • Brass
  • NAfME Collegiate
  • Certification
  • Parliamentarian
  • Director of Adjudicators
  • Percussion
  • Early Childhood
  • Piano
  • Elementary Summer Conference
  • Research
  • Elementary Winter Conference
  • Retired Persons
  • High School Music
  • Strings
  • Higher Education
  • Summer/Winter Resident Coordinators
  • Manual
  • Voice
  • Marching Band
  • Winter Conference Exhibitors
  • Marketing
  • Winter Conference Stage Manager
  • Membership
  • Woodwinds

Maintain direct contact with/send representatives to other professional groups:

  • New York State Council of Education Associations 
  • New York State School Boards Association 
  • New York State Alliance for Arts Education 
  • New York State PTA 
  • Council of Music Education Associations 
  • State Education Department 

Assist with National & Eastern Division activities and professional development 

Your MEMBERSHIP: supports NYSSMA® leadership activities 

(Only 1/3 of the dues you pay to NAfME/NYSSMA is allocated to NYSSMA and supports all of the activities detailed above. The remaining 2/3 portion of your dues is for NAfME activities and programs.) 

Click here to join NYSSMA® and NAfME.

Click here to renew your membership