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NYSTA is the oldest continuing singing teachers organization in the world


NYSTA strives to provide voice professionals, both locally and globally, with the tools and inspiration needed for an increasingly informed and creative pedagogy. Immense advances in voice science, neurology, psychology, education theory, medicine, and mind/body healing offer new information and techniques from which voice teachers can draw. By making these resources accessible to our members, we foster twenty-first-century pedagogy, rooted in the great traditions of the past, incorporating the new knowledge of our time.


NYSTA’S Professional Development Program is a series of online classes designed for teachers of singing, led by leading experts in the field. The goal of the program is two-fold. First, we provide our students with contemporary, evidence-based content that is designed to further their understanding of the voice. Second, we provide real-world connections between the pedagogical information and what actually takes place in the voice studio. Graduates of the PDP will not only have a deep understanding of voice science and pedagogy, but they will also greatly improve their effectiveness in the studio.


NYSTA events, held regularly between September and June, feature leading figures in vocal performance, interpretation, pedagogy, and health. In addition to programs aimed at voice teachers and coaches, NYSTA offers training, career guidance, and performance opportunities for singers in the classical, musical theater and contemporary commercial/ pop music fields. These include:

  • Lectures and panel discussions with leading experts
  • Master classes by renowned artists
  • Hands-on workshops on pedagogy, voice science, and body work
  • Student competitions, awards and recitals
  • Special programs for music theater and contemporary music performers
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An Overview of America's Oldest Singing Teachers' Organization

An Overview of America's Oldest Singing Teachers' Organization

Sep 25, 6:30pm

New York City, N.Y. Map

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Created in 1906 with the idea that teachers of singing should regard the profession seriously, a small number of New York City based teachers gathered and chartered what would become The New York Singing Teachers’ Association. It was intended to strive toward goals that included the use of English as a valid artistic language, the fostering of healthy singing and the viability of training that happened in the USA.

Presenter Jeanie LoVetri (She/Her) is a Past President, Treasurer, Secretary, Board and Emeritus Member of NYSTA and a founding member of the first Music Theater Committee. She spent over 20 years helping NYSTA move into the digital age. She was the opening speaker, at a joint conference sponsored by NYSTA and Mt. Sinai Medical Center in 2000, calling for the use of the term “Contemporary Commercial Music” (CCM) to replace the term “non-classical.” CCM as a generic term for all styles that are not classical is now accepted in academia and science in most circumstances. She has a certificate of recognition from NYSTA for her contributions to voice science and singing teaching and has been teaching for 50 years. She has a private practice on the Upper West Side.
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“The information I gained from the courses really clarified my teaching. I had a lot of empirical knowledge, but now I know why and how things work. It just makes you a better teacher across the board because you can speak with authoritative knowledge. Besides, the classes are fun.”
Adrienne Angel
New York, New York


NYSTA is a valuable educational and career tool and a great resource for voice professionals of all kinds, throughout the country, and abroad. Our membership consists of voice teachers, vocal coaches, choir directors, singers, music and stage directors, otolaryngologists, speech pathologists, composers, and others who share a love of the singing voice. Why not join us and take advantage of all the great benefits membership with NYSTA has to offer?

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