As part of our initiative to accommodate our ever-growing membership of voice professionals, and to make the experience of being a NYSTA member more accessible to existing and prospective members around the globe, we are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website. We’re excited about it and think you’ll love it too! Our new site has been designed and built by NYSTA Board Member and PDP Director, Felicity Graham, and it offers new features and an ease of access that I am sure you will find beneficial, informative, and even fun!
NYSTA — ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!
We know you’re always on the go, and now so are we. Using the latest technology, our site is easily accessible and responsive to all your mobile devices, offering a simple, speedy, and visually appealing experience on your smart phone or tablet. Enjoy a more robust user experience. New ways for our members to connect with each other:
■ New and improved searchable featured teacher profilesto assist potential students in finding yourstudio. Potential students search by geographical location and styles taught and see ONLY those listings which apply.
■ Instantly share studio news, list research, performance or education opportunities, or even list music for sale!
■ Start a dialogue with your peers! The new site gives NYSTA the feel of a real Social Network. Join in discussion on the NYSTA forums (Pedagogy, Vocal Health and Repertoire are just a few of the topics), or even contact other members directly. Members can start a new thread of conversation and/or share important news about their studio right on the site AND on our social networks with one click.
■ Streamlined application and account management.Members may now edit their accounts at their leisure: update their billing information at any time (billing details are stored safely off-site on a highly secure financial server), make recurring or single payments, and even manage their own profile, courses and listings.
■ Automated return. Forgot your password or want to make changes to your Find a Teacher listing, even at 2:00 AM? No problem—our website is fully automated. FTL edits are instantaneous and instructions for resetting your password are returned automatically.
■ Professional Development Courses are now easier than ever! Members receive immediate access to course content, automatic discounts, streamlined access to course materials, and exams may now be taken online. New courses are being offered in high definition video, and all courses are now available on a player that’s accessible from any mobile device.
■ Never miss another NYSTA event! Our new site offers an easily accessible calendar of upcoming courses and events, with easy registration and the ability to import the detailed event schedule right into your own Google calendar!
Please explore the new site and claim your piece of our online portal. The site is completely content-driven, and you are the creator of that content. Leave a message, share news, edit your FTL, watch an event, buy a course in new HD format. The list of possible online activities on our new site goes on and on. Our website now better reflects the nature of the association, YOUR Association. Our site is now member-driven: YOU create content, YOU connect with peers, and together our profession is reaching new heights. Thanks to Ms. Felicity Graham for her many, many hours of time and commitment in this Herculean undertaking.