New York State School Music Festival
NYSSMA HAS BEEN CANCELED
NYSSMA DATES, TIMES AND DIRECTIONS HAVE BEEN SENT HOME WITH ALL STUDENTS WHO ARE PARTICIPATING. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED THIS INFORMATION.
NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) exists to provide advocacy, support and standards for the students and teachers of music across NY State. Each spring, thousands of students register through their public school music programs to attend NYSSMA Evaluation Festivals where they are adjudicated while playing a solo piece of music on their chosen instrument. These festivals take place at local middle and high schools within the fifteen NYSSMA zones, each of which covers an area in New York State.
PS 159Q belongs to Zone 12. Although your child's private teacher is responsible for selecting repertiore and preparing each student for their solo, all registration is performed by the music teacher at your public school. In our case that would be me, Mr. Mosera. Preparation of music should start well in advance of the festival dates and the festival dates are usually announced in January.
A very informative FAQ section can be found here: https://www.nyssma.org/parents-students/
Please click the following links for a festival permit and school application. All students must return these to Mr. Mosera no later than March 29th.
Click here and bring document to audition Click here and return document to Mr. Mosera
The dates and location of our zone 12 solo festival is below:
Dates: Friday and Saturday May 29 - 30, 2020
Place: Corona Arts and Sciences Academy
98—11 44th Avenue, Corona, NY 11368
All-State, Solos, Small Ensembles
Deadline for application: March 29th
1) If you have not already done so, please pay your fees. No student will be permitted past the lobby with out fees paid in full. Rooms may be subject to change, please double check your room assignment at arrival. Also, please make sure you make appropriate arrangements regarding LEGAL copies of sheet music and recorded accompaniment.
2) Festival is Located at the Corona Arts and Sciences Academy. The building is named the "GABRIELA MISTRAL CAMPUS" entrance located at 98-11 44th Ave.
3) Parking at the site is severely limited! Therefore all are HIGHLY encouraged to take mass transit (which is plentiful)
7 train to JUNCTION BLVD or 103rd St - CORONA PLAZA
Q23 Stops on National - Q58 on Corona Ave - Q72 Stops on Junction will also all get you very close.
4) The latest appointment time is 8:10PM. If you have a time listed after 9:00 then it is an AM (morning) time slot.
GOOD LUCK AND FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS