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    NYSSMA
     
    The New York State School Music Association
     
    The Mission of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) is to advocate for and
    improve music education across New York State by promoting and producing
    appropriate activities and programs for its membership and students
    in member school music programs.
     
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    Every year (IN THE SPRING), students are able to prepare a solo to perform in the NYSSMA festival, should they so choose.
    NYSSMA is an opportunity for students to prepare a solo or small group piece and receive comments from a music judge about their performance. Participation is optional.
     
    Beginning with 6th grade NYSSMA, a student's NYSSMA score will count as his/her All County audition for the following school year. For example, if your child is in sixth grade, his/her NYSSMA score from spring of sixth grade will count as his/her All County audition for seventh grade. 
     
     
     

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    NYSSMA DOWN COUNTY INSTRUMENTAL/VOCAL FESTIVAL
     
     

     

    Down-County

    May 15 & 16, 2020
    Bronxville Schools
    Regular and All-State Solos
    No Level 1-4 String solos or ensembles

     
    *** NOTE: 2 ORIGINAL copies (not photocopies) of the solo must be used for NYSSMA.
    If the solo comes with an accompaniment that also has the melody, this can be given to the adjudicator as the second original copy.
     
    Each level has it's own requirements for memorized scales and sight reading, and repertoire is level-specific. 
     
     
     

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    NYSSMA PIANO FESTIVAL
     
    THE PIANO FESTIVAL IS ON DIFFERENT DATES AND IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION.
     
     

     

    PIANO FESTIVAL

    May 1 & 2, 2020
    Lakeland HS

     
      
     
    *** NOTE: 2 ORIGINAL copies (not photocopies) of the solo must be used for NYSSMA.
    If the solo comes with an accompaniment that also has the melody, this can be given to the adjudicator as the second original copy.
     
    Each level has it's own requirements for memorized scales and sight reading, and repertoire is level-specific.