ARTICLE IX – STATE CHAIRS

Section 1. The President, subject to the approval of the Administrative Committee, shall appoint all State Chairs to the Executive Board. The State Chairs shall be: State Festivals, Certification, Directory, Student Composition Competition, NYSMTA State Competitions, Voice, Organ/Harpsichord, Group Piano, Winds, Strings, Brass, MusicLink, MTNA Foundation, NYSMTA Scholarship, Chapin Fund, Independent Music Teachers Forum, College Faculty/Student Chapters, Newsletter Editor, Community Outreach, Public Relations/Advertising, Education/Technology, MTNA Competitions, Theory, Music Therapy, Early Childhood Music, Lecture Forum, Judges/Speakers/Performers Bureau, Pedagogy, Historian, Videotape Librarian, Citations, MTNA Commissioned Composer, New Music Review and Webmaster.
Section 2. The term of office for all State Chairs is two years. With the exception of the State Chair(s) for Certification and the State Chair for Citations, there are no limits on the number of terms that a State Chair may serve. The State Chair(s) for Certification and the State Chair for Citations may serve no more than two consecutive two-year terms.
Section 3. Duties of State Chairs are outlined in the Policy/Handbook manual. Each Chair is expected to work under the direction of a designated State Officer as outlined in the Policy/Handbook manual.
Section 4. The President, subject to the approval of the Administrative Committee, may appoint additional State Chairs as recommended or necessary to represent continuing interests or needs of the membership. State Chair(s) may be called to a meeting of the Administrative Committee.
Section 5. Officers of NYSMTA other than the President may serve as a State Chair while holding the office to which he or she has been elected. Any individual may serve in the capacity of more than one state chair for any given term of service.
Section 6. The President, subject to the approval of the Administrative Committee, may terminate the appointment of a State Chair for justifiable cause.