2021 Virtual NYSSMA Solo/Ensemble Festivals
All festivals will be held virtually, with students uploading recordings that will be adjudicated by certified NYSSMA judges who will have been trained for the virtual format.
NEW!: PLEASE WATCH THIS TUTORIAL VIDEO FROM NYSSMA TO ASSIST YOU WITH THE VIRTUAL FESTIVAL:
NEW! Electronic Registration for Port Washington School District NYSSMA Students (ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED):
2021 NYSSMA Piano (Non-Jazz) Online Registration (Payment link included)
2021 NYSSMA Solo/Ensemble (No Classical Piano) Online Registration (Payment link included)
Direct Link for Payments Only: 2021 Online NYSSMA Payment
Levels 1-4: $16
Levels 5-6: $24
Level 6 All-State: $30
Información en español:
Printable Forms (For non-electronic registration):
2021 NYSSMA Adjudication Festivals Performance Upload Dates
(Please note that all solos/ensembles MUST be selected from the CURRENT NYSSMA Manual Edition 32, dated July 1, 2018)
Piano Festival (Except jazz piano)
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 15th
Piano Levels 1-6 (non-jazz) Upload Period: Tuesday, February 23rd-Tuesday, March 2nd
Solo/Ensemble Festivals (Except classical piano)
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 29th
Level 1-4 (includes jazz piano, no vocal jazz) Upload Period: Monday, March 15th-Monday, March 22nd
Level 5 & 6 and All-State (includes non-all-state jazz piano, no vocal jazz) Upload Period: Friday, March 12th-Friday, March 19th
All-State Instrumental Jazz and ALL Vocal Jazz Upload Period: Friday, April 30th-Friday, May 7th
Levels 1-6 Harp Upload Period: Friday, April 16th-Friday, April 23rd
Classical Guitar Upload Period: Wednesday, March 17th-Wednesday, March 24th
The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) annual Solo and Ensemble Festival is an opportunity for students to receive an objective evaluation of a musical performance. Participating in NYSSMA requires a student to perform a solo, scales, and sight-reading for an adjudicator. The student will receive a numerical and written evaluation. While NYSSMA is open to all students, please discuss with the school music teacher or a private teacher regarding whether your child is ready to participate in this type of evaluation.
NYSSMA is an excellent chance for students to grow musically and rise to new challenges in their musical endeavors.
Please note that this year's NYSSMA scores are the main criteria for next year's NMEA All-County selection committee.