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CNYAMT Membership

  • Join us in the education of musicians in the Central New York area.

  •  Membership includes your listing on our website.

  • Attend workshops, masterclasses with visiting artists, enjoy professional support from your fellow members.

  • Performance opportunities, competitions, recitals, festivals, fundraisers, scholarships, social events and more.

  • Fill out the online membership application below to join or renew your membership.                                             

Prefer to pay with Venmo? Send your membership fee to @MaryEllen-DiPietra. In the comment, include which membership level you want.

Become a Member


Welcome! CNYAMT invites teachers and students to join us in support of quality music  education in Central New York. Centered in Syracuse, our membership reaches North to  Fulton, West to Auburn, South to Cortland, and East to Utica.


All members are encouraged (but not mandated) to attend board meetings, voice your opinion, and  be an active part of our organization. We encourage participation in committees. We value your  experience and wisdom. Your participation guarantees a vital organization. If you are interested in  joining the leadership team, we have a place for you.


Yearly Dues

  • $75 Active Membership - for teachers currently teaching in Central New York. These member's students may participate in competitions and master classes.

  • $25 Active Spouse Membership - for spouses in a family currently paying one full active membership. These members have active member privileges.

  • $25 Collegiate Membership - for students currently attending college with a music major, and may be extended for first year of teaching post college.


Membership Benefits

  • Students can more easily find you: You can choose to be listed on our organization's website where prospective students will look to find local teachers. Visit our website at

  • Further Musical Enrichment: Workshops and master classes with visiting artists, recitals, and competitions are highly motivating for the developing student musician.

  • Professional Support: Whether a new teacher or a seasoned one, we feel it is important to support and encourage each other. We offer lectures, discussions, workshops, and social events.

  • Pedagogical Enrichment: Some workshops are provided for the students benefit, and others are aimed toward the pedagogy and psychology of teaching.

  • Performing Opportunities: Recitals give teachers the chance to provide all levels of students with performance opportunities in a variety of venues: From large spaces like Park Central Presbyterian Church, or community locations like the Liverpool Library, Barnes and Noble and The Great Northern Mall.   Some recitals are theme oriented. All are supportive environments for both solo and ensemble performance. For the students ready for an extra push, there are competitions held every year. One is geared toward pianists, another toward vocalists, and a third for instrumentalists.

  • Music Scholarships: For elementary thru high school students attending summer music camps, scholarship competition winner(s) for seniors, and a merit scholarship for a senior going into music as a major or minor.

  • Student Lesson Tuition Assistance: Provides funds toward the tuition of  private music lessons for students who lack the financial means to further their  training due to current economic conditions. The amount of the tuition  assistance is based on our availability of funds as well as the applicant’s  referral from their CNYAMT teacher.



CNYAMT New Member Application
Please choose where you would like your information to appear. You may choose both.
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Would you be willing to hep with one o mor of our events? Please check optons of interest.

After submitting this application, use the link above to pay via PayPal or send a check payable to CNYAMT to Phil Eisenman, 8078 Crockett Dr, Cicero, NY 13039. Any questions should be directed to Phil Eisenman at


The annual membership fee is due on or before midnight of October 1st.  

New members will be entitled to all benefits beginning on the first day of  membership. 

• A member who inadvertently allows membership to lapse, will be entitled to  all benefits upon renewal during the lapsed year if the member can make  the case for inadvertency to the membership chair, who has the authority to  reinstate the member or bring the request to the board for consideration. 

• Membership and full benefits may be renewed in full following a logical  lapse due to a withdrawal from active teaching for one full year or more. 

• A lapse that is not related to withdrawal from active teaching in the  Central New York region will necessitate three successive years of  active dues-paying membership before student eligibility for senior  scholarship or student participation in the piano competition will be  re-activated. 

This policy was necessitated by occasions of inconsistent membership taken  only when students were eligible for certain benefits.

Thank you for your membership in CNYAMT!

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