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 Welcome to the New York Chapter


After the establishment of The Recording Academy in Los Angeles, New Yorker John W. Griffin, then executive director of the RIAA, went to California to get advice on forming a New York Chapter. His challenge was to convince New Yorkers that the newly-formed Academy was more than a California organization. Because New York was a major center of the recording industry, it wasn't long before Griffin gathered many of the city's recording community leaders together to launch the New York Chapter in 1958.

The Chapter headquarters are located in the heart of Times Square with a southern view of Manhattan, Bryant Park and the New York Public Library. The New York Chapter makes its facilities available to many music and arts organizations, which enjoy the opportunity to use our conference room.

The New York Chapter has been at the forefront in developing events and initiatives to serve its music community. In 1995, the Chapter presented its first Heroes Awards, now known as The Recording Academy Honors. Important and accomplished members of the recording industry have been honored by the Chapter at this gala event. Funds raised have been used to grant scholarships and make charitable donations to support the Chapter's educational outreach efforts. The Recording Academy Honors has become a signature event Chapter-wide.

The New York Chapter also hosts MusiCares staff. A regional case manager is on-site and 24-hour assistance is available by calling 877.303.6962.

Each month, Chapter members and the music community at large can take advantage of the many educational, networking and other music-related opportunities and services that are presented by or in association with the New York Chapter, as well as member discounts.

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Officers                                       Trustees
Linda Lorence Critelli
Tom Chapin
Joe D'Ambrosio
Jennifer Blakeman
Scott Jacoby
Ruby Marchand
David Massey
Nicki Richards
Karen Sherry

Geri Allen
Ben Allison
Carlos Alomar
Jonatha Brooke
David Caddick
Norman Chesky
Ray Chew
Lauren Davis
Charlie Feldman
Sharon Isbin
Bashiri Johnson
Claude Kelly
Jill Krutick
Emily Lazar
Jeff Levenson
Andres Levin
David Massey
Christian McBride
Ann Mincieli
Brian Montgomery

Martha Mooke
Cathleen Murphy
Ted Nash
Arturo O'Farrill
Deirdre O'Hara
Porfirio Pina
Matt Pinfield
Billy Porter
Neeta Ragoowansi
Nile Rodgers
Maria Schneider
Kathy Sommer
Rich Stumpf
Sharon Tapper
Andy Tavel
Bethany Thomas
Judy Tint
Darryl Tookes
Philip Traugott
Lenny White

Pete Ganbarg
Riggs Morales

For more information, please call 212.245.5440.

11 West 42nd St., 27th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
Ph: 212.245.5440
Fx: 212.489.0394