Membership

Membership in NYSTA

There are multiple categories of membership available to individuals, and annual dues are based on membership type. 

Singing Teacher Members must be teachers of singing of good professional repute who are teaching at the time of application and who have taught singing for at least five years.  Application for membership must be accompanied by a résumé and sponsorship of one active member. If you do not know a current member of NYSTA, please let us know on your application and NYSTA will find a sponsor for you. Singing Teacher Members may vote, hold office and be appointed to the Board.

Apprentice Teachers are teachers of singing with less than five years of professional teaching experience. Application for membership must be accompanied by a résumé and sponsorship of one Singing Teacher Member. If you do not know a current member of NYSTA, please let us know on your application and NYSTA will find a sponsor for you. Upon completion of the fifth year of teaching, Apprentice Teacher Members shall become Singing Teacher Members. Apprentice Teacher Members may vote, may be appointed to the Board, but may not hold office.

Associate Members are persons involved in activities or professions which support and/or relate to the art of singing, such as coaches, conductors, composers, vocal health professionals, speech pathologists, etc.  Associate members may vote, hold office and be appointed to the Board.

Friend Members are persons who are in sympathy with the aims of the organization and are not one of the following: coach, conductor, composer, vocal health professional, speech-language pathologist, singing teacher, apprentice teacher, or student of singing. Additionally, Friend Members pay dues, may vote, and be appointed to the Board, but may not hold office. 

Student Members are persons of any age who are dedicated students of singing. Students pay dues, may vote and be appointed to the Board, but may not hold office. 

Emeritus Members are Singing Teacher Members who have been members in good standing for at least twenty years and have rendered significant service to NYSTA or to the profession. Request for, or nomination to, this membership status may be made by any Singing Teacher Member of NYSTA. Emeritus members are not required to pay dues.  They may vote, hold office and be appointed to the Board.

Life Members: Life membership is a designation only given to Past Presidents and
Honorary Life Members. Honorary Life Membership is an honorific that should only be
given occasionally to distinguished individuals and must be approved by the Board of
Directors. Life Members are not required to pay dues.

Retired Singing Teacher, Retired Associate: Singing Teacher Members or Associate
Members, who consider themselves retired from full-time professional activities, may
notify the Membership Committee, and upon such notification, will be entitled to a
reduced annual dues rate. This will have no bearing on their category of membership and
associated privileges, other than additional special functions geared toward these
members.

Listed Singing Teacher Members are members qualified as Singing Teachers with the additional benefit of inclusion of basic studio information in the “Find a Teacher” directory. Listings include:

  • Name
  • Headshot
  • Website & Email Links
  • Phone & Location
  • Styles Taught
  • Studio Services
  • Online Lessons Offered

Featured Singing Teacher Members are members qualified as Singing Teachers with the additional benefit of inclusion of more detailed studio information in the “Find a Teacher” directory. Listings include:

  • All Basic Listing fields
  • Studio Slogan/Tagline
  • Education & Certifications
  • Biography
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Studio Policies
  • Studio Images
  • YouTube Clips
  • Up to five additional Links

Friend

  • Support the Mission of NYSTA
  • VOICEPrints Archives
  • Register for Courses
  • Discounted Courses
  • Free Access to Live Events

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Student

  • Support the Mission of NYSTA
  • VOICEPrints Archives
  • Register for Courses
  • Discounted Courses
  • Free Access to Live Events

Signup

Apprentice Teacher

  • Support the Mission of NYSTA
  • VOICEPrints Archives
  • Event Archive Access
  • Register for Courses
  • Discounted Courses
  • Free Access to Live Events
  • Eligible for Board Position
  • Vote in Election

Signup

Associate

  • Support the Mission of NYSTA
  • VOICEPrints Archives
  • Event Archive Access
  • Register for Courses
  • Discounted Courses
  • Free Access to Live Events
  • Eligible for Board Position
  • Vote in Election

Signup

Singing Teacher

  • Support the Mission of NYSTA
  • VOICEPrints Archives
  • Event Archive Access
  • Register for Courses
  • Discounted Courses
  • Free Access to Live Events
  • Eligible for Board Position
  • Vote in Election
  • Hold Office

Signup

Listed Singing Teacher

  • Support the Mission of NYSTA
  • VOICEPrints Archives
  • Event Archive Access
  • Register for Courses
  • Discounted Courses
  • Free Access to Live Events
  • Eligible for Board Position
  • Vote in Election
  • Hold Office
  • Basic Teacher Listing

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Featured Singing Teacher

  • Support the Mission of NYSTA
  • VOICEPrints Archives
  • Event Archive Access
  • Register for Courses
  • Discounted Courses
  • Free Access to Live Events
  • Eligible for Board Position
  • Vote in Election
  • Hold Office
  • Basic Teacher Listing
  • Featured Teacher Listing

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