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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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More Than Noise: Expanding the World of Vocal Music Through Beatboxing

More Than Noise: Expanding the World of Vocal Music Through Beatboxing

Oct 24, 11:30am

New York City, N.Y. Map

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Join champion beatboxers and international performers
Kaila Mullady and Mark Martin
as they explore the wide range of applications of beatboxing, from speech therapy and playing with articulators to expanding the possibilities of the human voice and the future of vocal music through techniques like overtone singing, polyphonic singing, and more.

Kaila Mullady (She/Her) is the 2015 & 2018 World Beatbox Champion. She pushes the boundaries of creative vocalism by fusing the art forms of beatboxing, singing, poetry and theater together. She is a current member of Lin Manuel Miranda’s Broadway Improvised Hit “Freestyle Love Supreme.”

Mark Martin (He/Him) is the winner of the 2016 American Beatbox Championships and the 2016 International 2016 BeatRhyme Battle. He toured internationally with musical theater company The Voca People and is featured in the immersive theater show "Midsummer: A Shakespearience" in NYC. Martin was recently featured in a Tedx Talk about the cirriculum he created with Mullady teaching beatboxing as a tool for therapy.
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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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