NYSSMA is the New York State School Music Association, a group run by music teachers from across NY State to further the education of music students k-12.
Each year NYSSMA holds music festivals for instrumental and vocal students k-12. This year the Festival will be held at Port Chester Middle School, May 18 and 19 2018. It is an opportunity for students to perform in front of other music teachers for evaluation and constructive criticism. Students prepare a solo for his/her instrument as well as a specific number of major scales. The solos are suited to the level of the student and are chosen by the student's school music teacher and/or private teacher. These solos introduce students to certain music literature that they may not be exposed to in school. The solos can be a wonderful challenge.
Please contact me at jelkhatib@scarsdaleschools if you have further questions or check out http://nyssma.org