About Us

WHO WE ARE

New York State Music Teachers Association (NYSMTA) District 4 is a local chapter of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), including all instrumental and voice teachers, whose mission is to advance the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers.

District 4 including Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties, is run by music teachers who are passionate about music and dedicated to music education.

PROGRAMS
Membership in MTNA, and by extension NYSMTA, gives you access to many prorgams and services including:

Awards/Grant Programs
ASCAP Music Licensing
Competitions
Conferences
Independent Music Teachers Forum
Insurance Services for Members and many more.

Please see MTNA website for complete information and to
join MTNA and NYSTMA: mtna.org

 

 

WHAT WE DO

At NYSMTA District 4, our goal is to provide a steady stream of musical opportunities for students to strive for.  We hope to nurture all types of interests, from those students who are very serious musicians and will likely continue their musical pursuit after high school, to students who just love music and enjoy playing.

We offer performing and educational opportunities for students throughout the school year.  Students may participate in a variety of performance events ranging from traditional recitals; to auditions and competitions, where they receive feedback from adjudicators.  Along with this, a musicianship festival is held every year focusing on the theory of music.  There is a composition component as well, allowing interested students to delve into that realm and explore their personal expression.  For teachers of district 4, there are educational presentations and lectures during the year.

 

BOARD MEMBERS

 

OFFICERS

District 4 co-chair                  Rie Matsumoto
Bari Mort
Treasurer Tomoko Uchino
Secretary Christine Johannsen
Membership co-chair Amanda Wesner
Seni Igrec

CHAIRS OF STUDENT EVENTS

Fall/Spring Recital chair Jaejin Lee
Recital Plus chair Tomoko Uchino
Competition co-chair Hui-Mei Lin
Tomoko Uchino
Musicianship Festival chair Christine Johannsen
Young Originals chair Christine Johannsen

BOARD MEMBERS
Jonathan Ackerman