BELONGING, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & REPRESENTATION (BEDR) STATEMENT
NYSSMA Will Support: A sustained and robust process that reflects, analyzes, and enhances the various systems of the organization through a representative lens for the benefit of the populations we serve.
Goals will include:
Creating a community of BELONGING which empowers all members and students to feel respected, valued, and equally included as they engage with the ongoing work of NYSSMA.
EQUITY in all aspects of the organization through reflection on shortcomings, reevaluation of traditions, and growth in accountability, transparency, and access.
DIVERSIFIED curricular and pedagogical practice that is responsive to the teacher and student population in all areas of the state.
Improved REPRESENTATION in all areas inclusive of new ideas for classroom experiences, NYSSMA leadership, festivals, and publications.
Explanation of Goals: Winter Conference NYSSMA PRESENTATION 2022
NYSSMA Manual Adendum (works by Women Composers & Composers of Color)
Institute for Composer Diversity (Resources & Analysis)
NYSSMA BEDR Teacher Survey Results
Our members include chairpersons of NYSSMA committees, collegiate, members at large, and NYSSMA officers:
Adele Bovard, Chair (click link for email)
Shelly Bauer – Zone 12 rep to Board
Jasmine Britt – Urban Schools
Rob Deemer – Composition
Doug Ernst – Rural Schools
Brian Franco – Emerging Ensembles
Kerry Mero – Classroom
George Smith – Adjudication Festival Committee
Dr. Elise Sobol– Special Learners
Austin Stroup – Collegiate PE
Fred Weingarten – Curriculum
Members at large
Dr. Meagan Dissinger
Dr. Matt Rotjan
NYSSMA Executive Council
Russ Faunce – NYSSMA President
Dr. David Brown – NYSSMA Past President
Ed Chiarello – NYSSMA President Elect
- Winter Conference NYSSMA PRESENTATION 2022 (PPTX – 168 KB)