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    NYSSMA Solo Festival 2023

    Each year students have the opportunity to be evaluated on their piano playing at the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Festival.  It’s an opportunity to perform a piece of music for an adjudicator and receive individualized written feedback.

     

    PIANO SOLO FESTIVAL 2023

    NYSSMA Piano Festival:
    This festival will either be March 15-16 or May 31-June 1 TBD

    PARENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TBD

    • LATE REGISTRATIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED

    Levels I-IV: $22*

    Levels V-VI: $30*

     

    VOICE NYSSMA - open to 5th graders (4th grade with special permission)

    This year the festival will be: 

    NYSSMA Down-County Solo Festival:
    May 3-4
    Location: Pelham 

    Once you’ve decided to participate, you will complete a Google Form, not yet live.

     

    WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE FORM PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND THE APPROPRIATE REGISTRATION FEE. 

    CHECKS NEED TO BE MADE OUT TO SCARSDALE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

    Levels 1-4: $16

     

    FORMS AND CHECKS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MS. BLACKHURST BY TBD

    • This is an opportunity for soloists to perform for an adjudicator and receive individualized feedback.  
    • If you are interested in this, you must perform repertoire from the manual.  Please see me for additional details!
    • If you play an instrument OTHER THAN piano, please see either Mr. Orengo or Mr. Misset for registration.
    • If you study voice with an outside teacher and want to attend as a singer, please contact me and we will discuss what solo NYSSMA is like for a singer.  Together we can decide if it's something you might want to do this year.  

      

    All applications and payments this year are made by CHECK - please make out the check to SCARSDALE SCHOOLS>

    All-District Jazz Band: Back in Person This Year!

     Open to students across the Scarsdale District in Grades 4, 5, 6.

    *More information found here, at the sign-up link

    Rehearsals: Thursdays beginning October 15 3:30-4:45 (SIGN UP BY OCTOBER 1)

    Please visit Dr. Slotwinski's Teacher Page for more information.

     

    All-County CHORUS:
     
    Monday, February 12, 3:30 - 6:30 (Rehearsal #1). Snow date on Tuesday, February 13
    Tuesday, March 5, 3:30 - 6:30 (Rehearsal #2). Snow date on Wednesday, March 6
    Sunday, March 10, 1:00 (Chorus Concert)
    *Snow dates for the concert weekend will be March 16 and 17
     
    All rehearsals and concerts will be taking place at New Rochelle High School.
    • This is an opportunity for students who love to sing to rehearse and perform with like-minded students from across the county.
    • Each building will be assigned a small number of students who are able to participate. 
    • Additional details about Scarsdale rehearsals prior to County rehearsals will be posted as soon as we have them!