October 23, 2012
Dear Band Parents,
Below is information from last year's solo festival. This page will be updated as soon as the new information becomes available. In the meantime, much of the info I left for you below should give you an idea of what to expect for this year as well.
Glenwood Landing Elementary Band
NYSSMA SOLO MUSIC FESTIVAL REGISTRATION
March 14 & 15, 2012 Glen CoveHigh School
Deadline for registration: JANUARY 20, 2012 Glen Cove,NY
Application Fee: $14 Levels 1-4 $21 Levels 5-6
Instrumental musicians and singers are eligible to participate in one or more of the music festivals sponsored by NYSSMA. Pianists may also participate in the Piano NYSSMA Festival by completing a special application. See the attached fact sheet for information on which festivals are appropriate for your child.
Students are required to purchase and bring 2originalpieces of music for the audition.An originalis also required for an accompanist, where applicable. Students will not be allowed to audition without original music. Music must be chosen from the current NYSSMA Manual (Edition XXIX – Effective July 1, 2009). Consult with a private or school music teacher regarding the appropriate choice of music.
To participate, complete and return the form below to your child’s music teacherno later than January 20th. The application must be accompanied by acheck made out to the North Shore Schools.An application without a check and/or that does not have complete information will not be accepted.There are no refunds once your check is received. If a child does not attend for any reason, no fees will be refunded.All application forms must be returned in accordance with indicated deadlines.
NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Student’s Name________________ _____Grade___ __Phone:
Student Email Parent Email
Instrument or Voice part___________ ________ School:_____ ____ ________
If a sibling is performing, please list sibling’s name:___________________________________________
Private Teacher’s Name__ __________________ Phone: _ __________
Name of Solo_____________ ________________ NYSSMA Level:
(Piece must be listed in NYSSMA Manual Edition XXIX)
Accompanist Name(voice students only)___________ ________
(If an accompanist name is not listed it will be assumed you are using tape or CD accompaniment. Students using recorded accompaniments are responsible for providing appropriate equipment for playing the recording. If an accompanist name is not provided on this form, a room with a piano cannot be guaranteed.)
Preferred adjudication day (optional): March 14 ____4-6PM ____7-9PM
March 15 ____4-6PM ____7-9PM
(Select a preferred day only when absolutely necessary; for example, a conflict with religious ceremony. While every effort will be made to accommodate a preferred day, it is not possible to make customized appointments in a countywide fes
New YorkStateSchoolMusic Association (NYSSMA) Festivals
TheNYSSMA SOLO MUSIC FESTIVALis an annual music event in which music students perform a piece of prepared music for evaluation by a professional music educator, including scales, sight reading and performance of a prepared solo selected from the official NYSSMA Manual (Levels 1-6). The adjudicator writes comments and gives a written rating such as “outstanding,” excellent,” “good,” etc. While even a score of 100% does not guarantee a seat in next year’sAllCountyor Long Island String (LISFA) Festivals, participation does qualify the student for consideration.
All STATE AUDITIONSare attended by 10thand 11thgrade students who are interested in being considered for participation in theAllStatemusic festival the following year. Students must be recommended by their school music teacher for this category of adjudication. While even a score of 100% does not guarantee a seat in next year’s All State Festival, participation does qualify the student for consideration.
Students registering forPIANO NYSSMAmust work with a private teacher who is responsible for all aspects of preparation for and follow up after the adjudication date, including distribution of the rating sheets which can be obtained from the student’s school music teacher or the District’s Arts Office (277-7045). The school district is responsible only for the submission of completed registration forms.
Each performance takes approximately 15 minutes. There is no flexibility with the assigned day and time. If you do not make the scheduled time, you lose the slot. Parents must be available to transport and accompany their child at the NYSSMA site. Please note that the NYSSMA Music Festivals are organized by volunteer music educators who schedule hundreds of students from allNassaucounty school districts. Appointment dates cannot be changed nor can special requests be considered. NorthShoremusic educators have no control of the scheduling process and cannot forward nor implement special requests for preferred appointment times.
Students receive their evaluation forms and grades from their school music teacher several weeks following the festival.
Parents must purchase 2 original copies of music as instructed by the private or school music teacher. Vocal students andAllStateinstrumental students are required to have an accompanist. Parents are responsible for arranging and paying for accompanists. Students using recorded accompaniments are responsible for providing appropriate equipment for playing the recording. If using a live accompanist, the accompanist’s full name must be indicated to avoid scheduling conflicts.
The registration fee must accompany the enclosed registration form and be submitted to the Department of Fine & Performing Arts office prior to stated deadlines.There are no fees or applications accepted after the deadline and no refunds are given once the form and fee are submitted.