About the Chapter

Music is as integral to New York as the Empire State Building and great pizza. It doesn’t matter what neighborhood or what time of day. Music can be heard from Bleecker Street to Lincoln Center; from Broadway to Brooklyn. New York has always been an epicenter for almost every style and genre of music; alternative, dance, jazz, punk, rap, Latin, rock, folk, classical. It’s also one of the only cities in the world where the venues are as famous as the artists, CBGB, The Blue Note, The Village Vanguard, The Roxy, Carnegie Hall, Studio 54, and the Apollo Theater.

The New York Chapter not only services the NYC music community but also the music creators who live upstate, northern NJ, Boston and all of New England.  The Chapter presents an annual slate of programs covering almost every aspect of the industry. Past events have included studio sessions with well-known producers, up close and personal events with artists and industry leaders and networking events designed to inspire collaboration and learning.



Ben Allison

Kathy Sommer

Joe D'Ambrosio

Linda Lorence Critelli
Jeff Levenson
Ann Mincieli
​Riggs Morales
Nile Rodgers
Richard Stumpf

Ray Angry
Carolina Arenas
Richard Barone
Jennifer Blakeman 
Adam Block
Torae Carr
Terri Lyne Carrington
Tom Chapin
Samantha Cox
Jamie Dominguez
John Doelp 
Richard Einhorn
​Erika Elliott 
Charlie Feldman 
Gloria Gaynor
Amy Helm 
Ken “Duro” Ifill 
Tracey Jordan
David Kahne 
Emily Lazar 
Joe Mardin 
Rob Mounsey
Nicki Richards
Maria Schneider  
Karen Sherry 
Sharon Tapper
Judy Tint 
Philip Traugott
Debra White 
Lenny White 


Ariel Borujow
Chaka Pilgrim


More events are being planned. Check back soon for announcements.

Chapter Information

Executive Director - Nick Cucci

​President - Ben Allison

Contact Information

104 West 40th Street, Suite 400
New York, NY 10036​
Ph: 212.245.5440
Fx: 310.998.2660