Summer 2017 Communication Report

to NY Collegiate Advisors and Student Members


I. Calendar Information for 2017-2018Academic Year

 LIAOSA Music Workshop, Long Island NY
         October 14th, 2017
         Location: Hofstra University Shapiro Family Hall, Long Island NY
Winter NYSSMA Conference, Rochester, NY
November 30th-December 3rd, 2017
Location: Rochester Convention Center, Rochester, NY
State Collegiate Conference Biennial Event
February 16-17, 2018
Location: Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College-CUNY

II. Updates

State Collegiate Officers are creating a handbook for Collegiate Chapters that will include the Constitution, strategies for membership, fundraising & service ideas, additional suggested activities and more. Once the handbook is complete, we’ll be circulating the handbook to collegiate chapters.
Collegiate Sessions for the 2017 Winter Conference have been selected. Those sessions will be announced in September.
        Registration time is here for the Winter Conference! Below is the registration form that you can register online or 
        submit by mail! Early-Bird Registration Deadline is: November 17th, 2017
        2017 Winter Conference Registration Form: NYSSMA Winter Conference Registration Form
        Here is the Fall 2017 NYSSMA collegiate newsletter!: NYSSMA Collegiate Newsletter
If you have any Chapter news to share, please contact us below so that we can post your news.

III. Requests

For Collegiate Advisors:
Please send the names and e-mail addresses of your collegiate chapter officers to Dr. Koster ([email protected]).
We are asking for this information in order to improve communication between chapters. Thank you.
For Collegiate Chapter Members:


IV. Announcements

Keep us in the loop through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., especially if you are hosting an on-campus event that other collegiate chapter members can attend.
Share your NYSSMA/NAfME recruitment ideas, chapter activities, and news about your chapter by posting on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 
Stay in touch, if the State Officers or I can be of any assistance to you or your chapter, by all means, let us know.
Click the e-mail links below:
President: Shoko Nagami, [email protected]
President Elect: Kiersten Hecht, [email protected]
Secretary/Treasurer: Rainamei Luna, [email protected]
Web Editor: Tayler Kochan, [email protected]
Province I Rep: Kayla Boedner, [email protected]
Province II Rep: Kayla Freeden, [email protected]
Province III Rep: Kathleen Krumbach, [email protected]
Province IV/V Rep: Megan Vanacore, [email protected] 
                Province VI Rep: Joel Touranjoe, [email protected]
Advisor: Dr. Koster, [email protected]

V. Board Meeting Minutes

1st Meeting: August 7, 2017

NAfME minutes first meeting



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