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NYSSMA Information

NYSSMA stands for New York State School Music Association. Each year, NYSSMA provides all music students the opportunity to prepare a solo and perform it at the annual spring festival to receive adjudicated feedback from a New York State music- certified judge. Performing at the solo festival then opens up the opportunities for students to audition and/or qualify for such festivals as All County, Area All State, and All State in Rochester.

If you would like your child to take advantage of participating in NYSSMA, please keep a look out for information from and/or contact your school music teacher. Only the school music teacher (not a private instructor) may register students for NYSSMA.

Information for the 2024 spring Solo Festivals:
Strings 1-4 Festival (No 5-6 or All-State) April 26th & 27th at Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District
Down-County Festival (No strings 1-4, No piano) May 3rd & 4th at Pelham Central School District
Piano Festival May 31st & June 1st at Ardsley Central School District