Leadership

Officers

Benjamin Berman

Secretary

Benjamin T. Berman received his BM and MM in voice performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts of…

Diane Aragona

Registrar

Diane Aragona has her master of music in voice from Rutgers University. Ms. Aragona is the founder and co-owner of…

Elizabeth Saunders

President

Elizabeth Saunders has served on the board of directors since 2011, as chair of the events committee for several years…

Felix Graham

Second Vice-President

Felix Graham is a New York-based performer, teacher, researcher, and director. As a singing voice specialist, Graham’s pedagogy focuses on…

Peter Ludwig

Treasurer

Peter Ludwig is a graduate of the Juilliard School and New York University, and was a CCO Competition Finalist. Peter…

Board

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Amanda Flynn

PDP Director

As an educator, Amanda is currently on the musical theatre voice faculty at Pace University. She is also the owner…

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Jared Trudeau

Jared Trudeau is an Assistant Professor of Voice at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, teaching in the undergraduate and graduate Musical…

Paula Liscio

Emmy-award-winning singer, actress, and voice teacher Paula Liscio has sung professionally on the great stages of New York City, from…

Charlotte Surkin

Charlotte Surkin is a singing voice specialist at The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School of Lighthouse Guild International, voice…

Deborah Popham

Deborah Popham is assistant professor of music and coordinator of vocal studies at Sam Houston State University. She has been…

Eileen Cooper Sedek

Eileen Cooper Sedek’s performances have earned her praise for her “winsome stage presence” (Star Ledger ) and “spectacular acting and…

Elizabeth Southard Mau

Elizabeth Southard Mau has worked extensively in musical theater on Broadway and in national tours. She starred on Broadway as…

Jennifer D’Agostino

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Jennifer D’Agostino received her DMA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in voice performance with a minor in opera production. She…

John Ruppi

John Ruppi is the NYSTA hospitality chair, and has recently been assisting in marketing and publicity, coordinating with NATS and…

Past Presidents

Matthew Hoch

Matthew Hoch is associate professor of voice and coordinator of the voice area at Auburn University, where he teachers applied…

David Sabella

David Sabella’s performing credits include Chicago (Broadway) and Off-Broadway productions of Jules, Kiss and Make Up, Hexed, So Long, 174th…

Janet Pranschke

Janet Pranschke is past president of NYSTA and is the founding director of NYSTA’s Professional Development Program. NYSTAÕs Distinguished Voice…

Josephine Mongiardo

Past president of NYSTA, Josephine Mongiardo helped found The Oren Lathrop Brown Professional Development Program and has been awarded the…

Judith Nicosia

Judith Nicosia is associate professor at Rutgers University, where she teaches voice, undergraduate and graduate pedagogy, diction, graduate art song…