Who we are

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND PROVEN RESULTS

Our association is made up of the Music Educators in the State schools of Jefferson and Lewis Counties in New York State.  We also work with parochial schools and private teachers in the area. Our bi-county area, together with St. Lawrence County, to our north, comprises Zone 5 of the New York State School Music Association.  Please visit the NYSSMA page for more information.​

 

The area is mostly rural but has seen much development in the years since Fort Drum has become the Home of the 10th Mountain Division.  Jefferson and Lewis Counties are located in upstate New York, east of Lake Ontario.  We have one large city school district, and several larger districts impacted by Fort Drum.  Some of our schools are K-12 districts covering comparatively large areas of land.  

 

We work together to provide festival performance opportunities for our music students. Students meet criteria, prepare challenging repertoire and then perform for their parents and the public.  This gives students in smaller schools the chance to sing with numbers and instrumentation that expand their musical horizons.

 

This website is designed to provide information on the public school, music-related events available to students in our bi-county area under the purview of this association and with the support of our parent organization: N.Y.S.S.M.A.

Thank you for visiting~ As an up-to-date group of professionals, we want to give you the opportunity to stay in touch with our festival information and our scholarship and performance opportunities.

The emphasis of our site is on the opportunities we have to educate students and promote the value of music education and performance in our schools and the community.  This topic is certainly of interest to you. Please continue to check the site for updated information.

If you are not familiar with our association and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you!  We will be more than happy to help with any question we can answer. Please visit the contact page and leave us a message. We are happy and excited to help however we can.

 

 

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Jefferson-Lewis Music Educators Counsel

Elections are held every two years in the spring.  If the position of President is held by a teacher of choral/general music, the Vice-Presidency should be a teacher of instrumental music.  The converse is also true.  Teachers in tenured positions within the association are welcome to serve.  The constitution of the association clarifies duties.
 

President

Mr. Dan Hammond, Alexandria Bay Central School

Vice-President

Ms. Corinne Willis, General Brown Central Schools

Secretary

Mrs. Cassandra Gronowski, South Lewis Central Schools

Treasure

Mr. Stephen Hirst, Watertown City Schools

Executive Band Chair

Mrs. Andrea Wischerath, Watertown City Schools

Executive Choral Chair

Mrs. Connie Bast, South Jefferson Central Schools

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