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NYSSMA 2019 Solo Music Festival

The NYSSMA 2019 Solo Music Festivals

Student/Parent Letter & Registration Form (Click Here)


The NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Solo Music Festivals for Herricks students will be held as follows:


Piano Level 1-6

March 15-16

(Great Neck North High School)

Classical Guitar

March 29-30

(Uniondale High School)

Levels 1-6 Regular

April 12-13

(Herricks High School)

All-State Regular

April 12-13

(Herricks High School)

All-State Jazz (& Vocal Jazz)

May 10, 11

(Syosset High School)


May 10-11

(Syosset High School)


All students must submit this form to their music teacher, along with the appropriate registration fee, by  January 23, 2019 for participation in any of these festivals. Late registration is not accepted.


All instrumentalists, pianists and vocalists are eligible to participate.  Students wishing to audition for All-State must be in tenth or eleventh grade.  Students are given the opportunity to perform a prepared piece before a judge and receive a written evaluation and score. Scores are also considered for participation in All-County and All-State groups.


Music must be chosen from the NEW  NYSSMA Manual (Edition XXXI - Effective July 2018) located in every Herricks music office.  Your child should be enrolled in private instruction and he/she should consult the private teacher regarding the choice of a piece.   School music teachers should not be expected to prepare students on solos.   Photocopied music is not permitted. Video and audio recording is not permitted.