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 W. Brownell

Michael W. Brownell

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


Dr. David Gaines

Dr. David Gaines
Past President 

23 Kenilworth Dr.
East Northport, NY 11731 
Home Phone: 631-239-1105 
Work Phone: 631-721-6166 
fax: 631-239-1105 





Michael Salzmansalzman
President Elect 

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





Russ FaunceRFaunce
NYSSMA Second Vice President

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





Robin DeSantisrobin%20desantis
3rd 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
Director of Music and Art – Harborfields CSD 




Terry Nigrelli

Terry Nigrelli
Web Editor 

155 Third Ave
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Work Phone: 631-968-1179
Director of Cultural Arts – Bay Shore Schools



Advisory Council

Jerome Ehrlich


Jeanne D. Gray

Jeanne D. Gray
Past President 

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




Dr. Earl GronerDr. Groner sm

Advisory Council
Past PresidentNYSSMA
Past President, Eastern Division, NAfME
142 Garth Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Home Phone: 914-723-2694
Cell: 914-523-0405



Dr. Bert Nelson

Dr. Bert Nelson
Advisory Council 

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