The NYSSMA Music Festival Will Be Virtual due to the ongoing pandemic. Registration letters will be distributed through school music teachers. They are also attached here.
Students will still prepare scales and a solo at the appropriate level for Solo, Ensemble, Jazz, and All State. Students can pre-record their material ahead of the upload dates.
Instead of traveling to a festival location to perform in front of a judge, students will pre-record their material with the Music First platform and upload to a designated site. These videos will be viewed by a judge and students will receive their score and comments. There will also be no sight reading component!
The three scales must be recorded in one take (not three videos, and not three takes edited together).
The solo should also be one take, even if there is more than one movement in the musical selection.
Please check back to this page for comprehensive guidelines on how to upload your materials.
If you are in need of assistance recording your project or uploading your movie, please contact the Music Department Chairperson, Sarah Loveland-Gill or fill out this form. We will help you!