NYSSMA Officers

These are your association officers, news editors and advisory council members. Feel free to contact any of us with questions or comments. 


Michael Salzman

52 Briarwood Lane
Plainview, NY 11803
Work Phone: (516) 364-5724
Home Phone: (516) 942-0889





David Brown
President Elect

2886 County Line Road
Skaneateles, NY 13152-9462
Work Phone – 315-852-3400 xt. 7410
Cell Phone – 315-480-3536



Michael W. Brownell

Michael W. Brownell
Past President

6 Kirby Dr.
Freeville NY 13068
Home Phone: 607-844-3889
Work Phone: 607-836-3601
fax: 607-836-3635


Russ FaunceRFaunce
NYSSMA Second Vice President

137 Stafford Drive, Black River, NY 13612
(315) 486-3362





Robin DeSantisrobin%20desantis
Third Vice President

P.O. Box 78
32 Albany Street
Port Crane, New York 13833

Home 607-648-7120
Fax 607-648-3878


Dr. Steven E. Schopp

Dr. Steven E. Schopp
Executive Director

718 The Plain Road
Westbury, NY 11590-5931
Work Phone: 516-997-7200 X10
fax: 516-997-1700




News Editors

Thomas N. Gellert

Thomas N. Gellert
School Music News Editor 

167 Middleville Road
Northport, NY 11768-2365
Work Phone: 631-754-5379
fax: 631-261-1537
Retired Director of Music and Art – Harborfields CSD 




Terry Nigrelli

Terry Nigrelli
Web Editor 

Work Phone: 631-455-6584
Retired Director of Cultural Arts – Bay Shore Schools





Advisory Council

Dr. David Gaines
Past President, NYSSMA





Dr. Thomas Rogers, Superintendent of Schools – Syosset CSD
99 Pell Lane, Syosset 11791



Adele Bovard, Deputy Superintendent of Schools – Syosset CSD
99 Pell Lane, Syosset 11791


Jeanne D. Gray

Jeanne D. Gray
Past President 

310 East Street
Pittsford, NY 14534
Home Phone: 585-381-8209
fax: 585-586-8645




Dr. Bert Nelson

Dr. Bert Nelson
Advisory Council 

180 East Rockaway Road
Hewlett, NY 11557
Home Phone: 516-374-4480
fax: (516) 374-1230