NYSSMA Solo Festival 2022

This year, the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) is holding its solo festivals in person.  

The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) sponsors a festival each spring in which students have the opportunity to perform for a judge in an audition format. This festival is an excellent opportunity for highly motivated musicians to engage in focused work towards a goal and develop their skills and confidence in the process. The NYSSMA written reports are a widely recognized evaluation that can be used for applications to a variety of musical opportunities such as Honors Choirs, All-County festivals, and music camps.

Who May Participate:
Highly motivated students who take private lessons on any instrument or voice type are welcome to participate, provided that: 1) the private teacher is familiar with NYSSMA requirements and agrees to oversee preparation for the audition, and 2) that the student is willing and able to put in the necessary preparation time.

Additionally, Ms. Chen has some availability to coach beginner vocalists in Grade 5. Please contact her for more information. 

See Registration Forms for fees.


Location:  Molloy College
Monday, May 16 - Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Registration Deadline:  Tue, March 15, 2022

Voices and Instrument: 
Tue & Wed April 5-6, 2022
Location: The Wheatley School
Registration deadline:   Friday, February 25, 2022, 12:00 noon