Zone 11 Coordinator Message

Zone 11 Coordinator Message2020-01-10T20:34:54+00:00

Dear WCSMA Colleagues,

Happiest of New Years to you all!


At the end of this message please find the  pdf’s containing  information  of  Zone 11’s  2020 NYSSMA adjudication festivals:

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A few points:

  • If you have questions about which festival your students should attend, please visit http://wcsma.org/which-festival-do-i-attend/
  • ALL 2020  jazz, guitar, and harp adjudications will be held at the UP COUNTY festival.
    •  This includes jazz vocal and jazz piano adjudications. 
    •  If your school is a Down county participant, the up county deadline for jazz, guitar and harp submissions is MARCH 6, 2020,  a different deadline than the down county deadline. Please read the attachments for more information. 
  • As you prepare your students this year please note that the NYSSMA manual is the July 2018 edition # 32.
    • If your insert pages are yellow, you are using the correct version.
  • Please read and re-read the ‘R’ pages which tell you all adjudication rules and requirements.
  • Please read the manual’s introductory pages; anything with an arrow next to it is changed from previous editions.
  •  The jazz pages in the NYSSMA manual have been updated and expanded. 
    • If you are preparing a student for a jazz adjudication, please spend a few minutes reading explanations and rules.
  • Questions? PLEASE ask BEFORE preparing a student incorrectly! zone11@nyssma.org
  • 2020 FEES are  the same as last year and as follows: Solo & Ensemble: level 1-4 $16 (piano $22), Level 5-6 $24 (piano $30), All State $30

CONTINUING THIS YEAR: County Wide Strings-Only festival, level 1-4, March 27-28 in Edgemont.

  •  If you are sending your string students on a level 1-4 piece, they must attend this festival. 
    •  See the attached pdf for more information.


NYSSMA information can be found at  http://www.nyssma.org/membership/zone-maps/zone-11/  and at http://www.wcsma.org

NYSSMA registration for Zone 11’s Majors Festival is open.  Register  at www.nyssma.org

 
Solochair registration will be open for String 1-4 Festival on Thursday, January 9. 

All other festivals will open no later than Tuesday, January 21. 

 

All information is attached in pdf form – any questions, please write to me or your festival’s host.

Please share this information with your district’s music faculty.

Wishing all our students a successful, positive NYSSMA 2020 adjudication experience!
Nancy Torrente

NYSSMA Zone11 Representative

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