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We have just posted the 2020 NYSSMA Cyber Summit Brochure! Please feel free to check it out under the “Important Documents” tab and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. Don’t forget to register for the conference and renew your membership.

Also, if you are a chapter president, join our new Collegiate-NYSSMA Leadership FB group. We will be hosting meetings to discuss chapter practices and other important updates.



A Message from our Collegiate President:

Hello all and welcome back!

It is my pleasure to welcome back our collegiate members around the state. We have an exciting year ahead of us and I cannot wait to share it with you all. 

New additions have been made to our website!  You can now use our tabs under “Collegiate-NYSSMA” to find the information that you need.  If you cannot find what you are looking for, check the FAQs tab or ask an officer – we are always here to help!

Our purpose, as officers, is to help YOU.  Please do not be afraid to reach out to any one of us if you have concerns, questions, or suggestions.  Your voice is important to us!  It is our goal to serve WITH you and not for you. We hope to stay connected through this upcoming year and the future. 

This upcoming year it is my goal, as President, to strengthen communication between chapters throughout the state and to share resources for online teaching.  This will be beneficial for our members because as we prepare to enter schools upon graduation, we must be able to adapt to our surroundings and situations.  I plan to research platforms, programs, and articles that we will all succeed in using, no matter the musical focus. Please keep an eye out for updates, and do not hesitate to reach out!


Daria Barteldt

C-NYSSMA/NAfME Collegiate President


A Message from our Collegiate Advisor:

Welcome to the Collegiate NYSSMA Webpage brought to you on behalf of NYSSMA and our state collegiate members and faculty advisors.

As you check out the webpage, take a few minutes to get to know your state representatives, review our handbooks and updates, social media links for our chapters, current and past newsletters, as well as any other information.

Across the state, our collegiate chapters have been recognized for their positive contributions to music education at local, state and national levels. This continued success speaks to the caliber of music education in the great state of New York.

I am proud of the work of our state collegiate officers, especially for their commitment to their peers, NYSSMA and NAfME, as well as bringing a 21st century perspective to the future of music education.

Dr. Keith Koster
State Advisor for Collegiate NYSSMA (C-NYSSMA)


Dr. Koster

Dr. Keith Koster, Advisor

In addition to his work serving New York C-NYSSMA members, the state collegiate exeuctive council, and NYSSMA, Dr. Koster is the program director for Undergraduate Music Education at the Nazareth College School of Music, Rochester, NY.

For the past 21 years, he has served as a collegiate advisor for C-NAfME chapters at colleges and universities around the United States. Under his mentorship, collegiate chapters have been recognized for excellence at state and national levels.