Why Be a Member?



As a member of Music Educators Association of New York City, you are provided a plethora opportunities to network. You will meet with music educators across the city through our workshops, monthly socials, and various annual events. We offer a thriving community of music educators where resources are shared and friendships are formed. College students receive support in the forms of a free membership, which includes free access to all of our workshops. Lastly, MEANYC often shares information concerning open positions with its membership. While it currently occurs via email, we are working on a way to create an “Open Position Portal” on the site.

Whether you are the only music teacher at your school, or part of a larger program, a membership with MEANYC can be the foundation of your professional network.


MEANYC offers several workshops each year through our collaboration with NYU Steinhardt Music Education. Topics are chosen based on committee members’ needs and desires; we strive for our workshops to be both fun and useful. In addition, professional members receive one free workshop each year. Each workshop offers 4 hours of CTLE credit. Collegiate members can attend any and all workshops for free. Often times, professors will count workshops towards observation hours. As a member, you will have access to any resources and workshop materials that we have permission to share, via our website.


MEANYC offers both an annual Middle School and High School Festival, bringing students from different schools to rehearse and present a concert. As a member, you can nominate your own students to perform in the festival. Our Middle School Festival is held in February. Our High School Honors Festival is held in March, in conjunction with the DOE.


Your membership with MEANYC helps support Presto!, our quarterly music education journal. In Presto! you can find featured articles from local music educators concerning all kinds of topics that are useful for the urban music educator. Additionally, as a member, you have access to the full archives of both Presto! and Crescendo, our previous print journal. All the resources presented in both journals are yours to use.