OFFICERS

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Our State Officers and Chairs, along with the Local District Chairs and  members are dedicated to the NYSMTA mission -- to provide and promote the art of music, both in schools as well as professionally. Board members are selected based on professional experience in music and a commitment to serve their community of colleagues.

State Officers

President

Jacob Ertl

President-Elect

Tomoko Uchino

Immediate Past-President

Hendry Wijaya, NCTM

Vice-President for

Competitions

Tracy Lipke-Perry

Vice-President for

Conferences

Mary Holzhauer

Eliran Avni 

Vice-President for Membership

Stephanie Mercer

Vice-President for

Professional Activities

Pej Reitz 

Maura E Hall 

Treasurer

Gary L Palmer

Secretary

Gary Fisher

Past Presidents

1961 to 1963 - Fay Templeton Frish
1963 to 1967 - Ruth Burgess
1967 to 1970 - T. Richard Patterson
1970 to 1974 - Ludwig Sheffield
1974 to 1977 - Robert G. Hobstetter
1977 to 1978 - Ludwig Sheffield (acting)
1978 to 1982 - Hadassah Sahr
1982 to 1986 - Wilma Machover
1986 to 1988 - Barbara Woods
1988 to 1990 - Bertha Lang
1990 to 1992 - Michael Merolla
1992 to 1994 - Sr. Dorothy A. Flood
1994 to 1996 - Elier Suarez
1996 to 1998 - Deirdre O’Donohue
1998 to 2000 - Neva S. Pilgrim
2000 to 2002 - Deborah S. Martin
2002 to 2004 - Zelma Bodzin
2004 to 2006 - Diane L. Birr
2006 to 2008 - Gary Fisher
2008 to 2010 - Richard R. Hihn
2010 to 2012 - Denise Michelle Ivanoff
2012 to 2014 - Christine Johannsen
2014 to 2015 - Emily W. Boyce, NCTM
2015 to 2018 - Ruthanne Schempf, NCTM
2018 to 2020 - Beverly Smoker

2020 to 2022 - Hendry Wijaya, NCTM