What is it?
The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) holds festivals all across New York State each year. Students prepare solos and small ensemble music and perform them for an adjudicator at these festivals. The adjudicators will provide valuable feedback on the students playing.
When and Where?
Festivals are held at different sites each year - this year, we will be attending the festival at Bethlehem Middle School on April 8th. Students will be assigned a 10-minute time slot to perform.
Preparing a NYSSMA solo is a unique personal and educational challenge! The feedback provided is invaluable as you continue learning your instrument. Consistent NYSSMA solo participation can be a great student resume item, and often leads to consideration for select performing ensembles such as All-County and All-State.
What do I have to do?
- Return the attached form by 1/12, recieve solo choices from Mr. Clermont.
- Have your student choose a solo and purchase a copy.