NYSSMA Festival Information

2020-21 Solo Festival Information

The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) VIRTUAL Solo and Ensemble Festivals in which BH-BL students may participate are as follows:

Piano Festival (Virtual)

  • Registration Deadline is January 8, 2021. [Register Online]
  • Your registration is not complete until we receive your participation fee. Please make all checks payable to BH-BL SCHOOLS.  Return checks to the Fine Arts Office (high school) or to your music teacher.
  • Participation Fees – the responsibility of the students
    • Solo Levels 1-4 $22.00
    • Solo Levels 5-6 $30.00

Upload period is February 5-12, 2021

Instrumental/Vocal Solo & Ensemble Festival (Virtual) – This includes All-State Auditions (except Jazz)

  • Registration Deadline is February 12, 2021 [Register Online]
  • Your registration is not complete until we receive your participation fee. Please make all checks payable to BH-BL SCHOOLS.  Return checks to the Fine Arts Office (high school) or to your music teacher.
  • Participation Fees – the responsibility of the students
    • Solo Levels 1-4 $16.00
    • Solo Levels 5-6 (non-All-State) $24.00
    • All-State Solo Level 6 $30.00 (Must be accompanied, student must be in grade 11 or 12)
    • Small Ensemble Levels 1-4 $16.00 (2-7 students) fee is per ensemble
    • Small Ensemble Levels 5-6 $24.00 (2-7 students) fee is per ensemble

Upload period is March 19-26, 2021

Instrumental Jazz/Vocal Jazz Festival (Virtual) – This includes All-State Jazz Auditions

  • Registration Deadline is March 26, 2021 [Register online]
  • Your registration is not complete until we receive your participation fee. Please make all checks payable to BH-BL SCHOOLS.  Return checks to the Fine Arts Office (high school) or to your music teacher.
  • Participation Fees – the responsibility of the students
    • Solo Levels 1-4 $16.00
    • Solo Levels 5-6 (non-All-State) $24.00
    • All-State Solo Level 6 $30.00 (Student must be in grade 11 or 12)

Upload period is April 3-10, 2021

Important Notes

  • If you plan on auditioning for All-State, please note that an accompanist is required (except Jazz). Your music teacher will fill out an additional form that you will be required to sign.
  • Arrange for your accompanist immediately! Your accompanist’s name must be listed on application.
  • Have your teacher check and double check that your solo is listed in the current NYSSMA Manual, Edition 32.