FAQ Page

FAQ Page2018-07-01T15:14:03+00:00
Will there be a piano available for me to accompany my student during their audition?2018-07-01T15:45:07+00:00

There will be NO PIANOS in non-All-State Instrumental Rooms. Students in these rooms will not be scheduled to accommodate an accompanist.

I decided to change the NYSSMA grade level for my performance at Majors, do I need to let anyone know ahead of time?2018-07-01T15:45:17+00:00

If you are changing the grade level of your Majors pieces, please inform the hosts of the festival and the Zone Rep ahead of time. The possibility exists that you may not receive the correct certificate.

Does my band have to play a march as on e of our three selections at NYSSMA Majors?2018-07-01T15:45:24+00:00

 Yes, bands must play a March for a Majors Festival Adjudication.

Can an All-State voice solo be sung in a different key?2018-07-01T15:45:34+00:00

There is a specific listing for voice solos. Only the specific solo in the specific key will be accepted as an All-State audition. If no key is stated, the standard published key is required.

Can All-State students audition at another festival site?2018-07-01T15:45:42+00:00

All students of the same instrument or voice, from the same school, must audition at the same festival. No Exceptions!

Can I use a xeroxed piece of music when I audition at the NYSSMA or WCSMA festivals?2018-07-01T15:41:00+00:00

No, xerox copies are not permitted in any NYSSMA or WCSMA festival.

Can I play any piece of music that I want?2018-07-01T15:40:38+00:00

Only selections from the NYSSMA Manual Edition 32, effective July 2018, (Yellow& White colored pages) are permitted for evaluation grades.

What festival should students attend to audition with an Instrumental Jazz solo?2018-07-01T15:46:20+00:00

All instrumental jazz auditions (All-State and Regular), will be held at either the Up County or Down County Festival. Please make sure to check the Calendar of Events to see which festival is hosting the Jazz auditions.

What festival should students attend to audition with a Guitar or Harp solos?2018-07-01T15:46:31+00:00

All Guitar and Harp auditions will be held at either the Up County or Down County Festival. Please make sure to check the Calendar of Events to see which festival is hosting these auditions.

Can a parent register their child for a NYSSMA solo?2018-07-01T15:42:06+00:00

Only NYSSMA school teachers may register students. Registrations made by parents or non-NYSSMA school teachers will not be accepted.

Can a ninth grade student take an All-State audition?2018-07-01T15:42:22+00:00

Only current 10th and 11th grade students may audition for All-State.

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