NYSSMA Solo Festival 2023

Registration for the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Solo Music Festivals is now open. 

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 or are interested in beginning 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.

For instrumentalists who do not already have a private teacher, please contact Mr. Huckins for private teacher recommendations if your child is interested in participating.

For interested singers, Ms. Chen has some availability to coach first-time NYSSMA performers in Grade 5 and 6.  For singers who have performed in a prior year and would like to continue, please contact Ms. Chen for private teacher recommendations.

Please contact Ms. Chen for more information. 

Piano Solos 

Wed & Thu May 17 - 18, 2023
Location: Molloy College
Registration deadline:  Wed, March 15, 2023


Voices and Instrument Solos

Tue & Wed April 18-19, 2023
Location: Locust Valley HS
Registration deadline: Fri, February 24, 2023