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 is committed to preserving the highest standards of integrity and ethical principles among its members. To this end, we have established the following Code of Ethics, consisting of Principles of Ethics elaborated with specific Rules of Behavior advocated by NYSTA.
All NYSTA membership applicants must agree to this Code of Ethics for acceptance into the organization Principles of Ethics form the underlying moral basis for the Code of Ethics.
NYSTA members shall honor their responsibility to hold paramount the welfare of persons they serve professionally.
NYSTA members shall honor their responsibility to achieve and maintain the highest level of professional competence.
NYSTA members shall honor their responsibility to the public by promoting public understanding of the profession and providing accurate information in all communications involving any aspect of the profession.
NYSTA members shall honor their responsibilities to the profession in their relationships with colleagues, students and members of allied professions by upholding the dignity of the profession, maintaining harmonious professional relationships, and accepting the organization’s standards.