NYSSMA Government Relations & Advocacy Committees 

Alan Orloff

Alan Orloff
NYSSMA Government Relations
Committee Chair

Announcing the 49th Annual Joseph R. Sugar NYSSMA Day in Albany!

This year’s 48th Day in Albany will take place on March 7, 2022.  Please mark it on your calendars and make arrangements to attend.  As of now, we intend to return to our normal, in-person format.  However, we all know that the ability to meet in person with our legislators could change depending on the Capitol’s Covid Pandemic rules. The GRC is prepared to repeat last year’s successful Virtual Day in Albany if necessary. Information about the status of our day will be reported on this page as news becomes available.  However, at this time, we hope to gather together in Albany to meet with our legislators, support our State’s music students and educators and enjoy the incredible performances of our All-State Instrumental and Vocal Jazz ensembles.  I look forward to greeting you on March 7th!


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The future of music education in the state of New York is dependent on the support of educators, parents, students, communities, legislators, and support groups. This new area on the NYSSMA Web Site features important advocacy information to aid in supporting music education at the local level. The NYSSMA Government Relations Committee presents the information on this website to assist music educators and parents in supporting the right of every student to receive a well-rounded education that includes a comprehensive, sequential, high-quality program of music taught by a qualified music teacher.  Please credit the source when using this information in your advocacy efforts.

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