ARTICLE VIII – STANDING COMMITTEES

Section 1. The Finance Committee shall consist of the President, President-Elect and Treasurer. The Treasurer shall serve as chair of this committee. The Committee shall submit to the Administrative Committee for approval an annual budget based upon recommendations of the NYSMTA Treasurer. The Committee shall authorize an audit at the end of each fiscal year. The Committee shall be responsible for all financial records of the Association and shall develop, propose and review financial policy for consideration by the Administrative Committee.

Section 2. The Long-Range Planning Committee shall consist of the Immediate Past-President, President-Elect, Treasurer and two members-at-large. The Immediate Past-President shall serve as chair of this Committee. The Committee shall be responsible for strategic long-term planning specific to goals submitted by the Administrative Committee, Executive Board and general membership of NYSMTA. The Committee shall review, develop and propose structural and operational recommendations concerning the management of NYSMTA. The Committee is responsible for other matters as assigned by the Administrative Committee or Executive Board. Each NYSMTA President * shall appoint one member at- large to serve a four-year term, said appointee to serve no more than two consecutive terms. These appointments are subject to the approval of the Executive Board. [* Upon implementation of this document, two at-large appointments will be made in 1998, one for a four-year term and one for a two-year term so that these members-at-large will serve in staggered terms.]

Section 3. The Local Associations Committee shall consist of one Local Association President from each NYSMTA affiliated Local Association, the State Chair for Student Chapters, and the President-Elect of NYSMTA. The President-Elect shall serve as chair of this committee. The Local Associations Committee shall promote and develop local activities and assist in establishment, guidance and participation of Student Chapter Organizations. The Committee shall advise in the development, promotion and location of State Conferences, State level MTNA Auditions, State Festivals and State Competitions. The Committee shall promote member participation in the Professional activities provided by MTNA and NYSMTA and shall encourage interest in member resources through Local Association representatives for programs such as the New Music Review and the Pedagogy file. The Committee shall recognize available speakers, performers and judges from within the general membership for utilization I locally planned activities.

Section 4. The Grant Committee shall consist of the Immediate Past-President, President-Elect, Treasurer and two members-at-large. The President-Elect shall serve as chair of this committee. The committee shall review, advise and recommend Local Association Grant applications for approval by the Executive Board. Each President appoints the two members-at-large, who serve two-year terms and may not serve for more than two consecutive two-year terms.

Section 5. The Certification Committee shall consist of the State Chair(s) for Certification and one representative (preferably certified) from each Local Association. The Committee shall be responsible for promotion of both State and National Certification programs. The State Certification Chair, in consultation with the Local Association Presidents, appoints Local Association Representatives. These representatives shall serve two-year terms. There are no limits on the number of terms that a Local Representative may serve. All Local Association Representative (re-)appointments are subject to the approval of the Administrative Committee.

Section 6. The Citations Committee shall consist of the State Chair for Citations and two members-at-large. The Citations Chair shall serve as chair of this committee. The Committee shall determine the annual recipient(s) of the NYSMTA State Citations guided by the recommendations of individual members, the Executive Board, or the Administrative Committee. The Citation is awarded annually at the time and place of the State Conference. The State Chair for Citations in consultation with the President appoints the two members-at-large. Members-at-large serve two-year terms coinciding with that of the Citations Chair, and may not serve for more than two consecutive two-year terms. Appointments are subject to Administrative Committee approval.
Section 7. The Lecture Forum Committee shall consist of the State Chair for Lecture Forum and two members-at-large. The Forum Chair shall serve as chair of this committee. The Committee shall seek, evaluate, and recommend proposals for lecture (and performance) presentations at annual State Conferences. The State Chair for Lecture Forum in consultation with the President appoints the two members-at-large. Members-at-large serve two-year terms coinciding with that of the Forum Chair. There are no limits on the number of terms that these committee members may serve. Appointments are subject to Administrative Committee approval.

Section 8. The Conference Committee shall consist of the President, President-Elect, Vice President for Professional Activities, Vice President(s) for Conferences and the Treasurer. A Vice President for Conferences shall serve as Chair of this committee. The committee shall consider the recommendations and wishes of the Local Association Presidents, State Chairs, and general membership in the planning of annual Conferences.

Section 9. The Membership Committee shall consist of the Vice President(s) for Membership and State Chairs for: Newsletter, Publicity/Advertising, Directory, and Community Outreach Activities. A Vice President for Membership shall serve as Chair of this committee. The committee shall be responsible for recruitment, retention, and development of membership. The committee shall articulate communication within NYSMTA through regular publications such as the State Newsletter and Directory. The Committee is responsible for establishing and maintaining publicity, advertising, community outreach and member recruitment programs through representatives or designated contact persons from each Local Association. These Local Association membership representatives are selected, appointed or elected by the Local Associations.

Section 10. The Chapin Fund Committee shall consist of the Chapin Fund Chair and two members-at-large. The Chapin Fund Chair shall serve as Chair of this committee. This committee shall review the applications and select the recipient of this award. The Chapin Fund Chair in consultation with the President shall appoint the two members-at-large, who shall serve two-year terms and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. Appointments are subject to Administrative Committee approval.
Section 11. The Auditions/Competitions committee shall consist of the Vice-President for Competitions and assistant. This committee will consult with the Finance Committee and VP for Conferences. This committee will consult with the Finance Committee and VP for Conferences.