Parents Guild

The audience, after a performance

Parents Guild

Participation in NYYS takes significant ongoing student commitment and dedication. As parents, we believe ongoing parent engagement in the program also plays an important role in nurturing and growing these qualities as well as the enthusiasm and love of music that will help sustain them. An important way to ensure your student’s success is to actively engage with the NYYS’s Parents Guild. 

The Parents Guild provides opportunities for families to share experiences, ask questions and provide input in a range of areas, including the parent social and educational programs of the NYYS. We always welcome new ideas. The Parents Guild also provides volunteer opportunities for parents to support the NYYS programs, such as serving as chaperones for the Kickoff weekend and international tours, and acting as an ambassador for NYYS by promoting the organization's news and events among your own communities: family, friends, colleagues, and schools. Spreading the word about NYYS increases ticket sales, heightens the excitement of our performances for musicians and audiences, and helps our fund-raising and overall public visibility.

Please note by virtue of your child’s acceptance into the NYYS programs, you are invited to become a member of the Parent's Guild. The annual dues are $50/family. Your dues support the Parents Guild's mission to serve the NYYS community by sponsoring student events including Kickoff weekend, the jazz intensive, chamber music assessments, and Composition Date concert.

If you are interested in joining, please contact the guild at nyysparentsguild@gmail.com. Dues may be paid online during the registration process or mailed directly to the NYYS office at 110 W 40th Street, Suite 1503, New York, NY 10018. To learn more about the Guild, please join us for a Parent Guild Meeting on Sunday, September 11th at 2pm at the DiMenna Center. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,
Bettina Buss and Mei Nishiwaki, Co-Presidents 
Jennifer Lego, Vice-President