Zone 11

 

NYSSMA Zone 11 – Westchester County, NY 

Zone 11 Representative   Nancy Torrente
zone11@nyssma.org

Westchester County President  Janet Corvini   janetcorvini@gmail.com

Majors Registration: Please visit NYSSMA.org. Registration opens on January 6, 2020

  • Edition 32 NYSSMA Manual in effect as of July 1, 2018 
    • Manual Order Information:https://www.nyssma.org/committees/manual/
    • Check and Double Check the NYSSMA manual for correct information.
    • Do not send your students on incorrect pieces or with incorrect information.
    • Please ask for clarification before preparing your student incorrectly! 
    • Questions? Contact Nancy Torrente at zone11@nyssma.org.

Zone 11 NYSSMA SOLO & MAJORS 2020 FESTIVALS:

All  2020 Zone 11 Jazz, Guitar, and Harp will be adjudicated at the Up-County Festival ONLY.

  • Zone 11 Level 1-4 Strings Only Festival – Edgemont Jr/Sr HS  John Catoliato, Host
    • March 27 & 28, 2020 
    • Deadline for registration – February 7, 2020 
    • Register at http://www.solochair.com
    • Countywide level 1-4 strings only
    • No level 5-6 or AS Strings 
      • All level 5-6 & AS Strings must attend their school’s designated festival. 
  • Zone 11 Up-County Festival Solo/Ensemble Festival – Sleepy Hollow HS  Micah Sprague, Host 

    • April 24 & 25, 2020
    • Deadline for registration – March 6, 2020
    • Register at http://www.solochair.com
    • All  2020 Zone 11 Jazz, Guitar and Harp will be adjudicated at the Sleepy Hollow UP  County Festival ONLY
    • Level 1-AS WW, Brass, Percussion, Vocal, Jazz, Harp, Guitar 
    • Level 5,6 & AS Strings
    • All classical piano adjudications are heard at the Piano Festival. Jazz Piano is adjudicated this year at the Up-County Festival.
  • Zone 11 Down-County Solo/Ensemble Festival – Bronxville HS  Denise Lutter Host
    • May 15 & 16, 2020 
    • Deadline for registration – March 20, 2020
    • Register at http://www.solochair.com
    • NO Jazz, Guitar or Harp at this festival – All  2020 Zone 11 Jazz, Guitar, and Harp will be adjudicated at the UP  County Festival ONLY – 
    • Level 1-AS WW, Brass, Percussion, Vocal 
    • Level 5,6 & AS Strings
    • No Level 1-4 Strings
  • Zone 11 Majors Festival – Walter Panas HS  Jamie Stroffolino Host
    • May 19,20,21  2020 
    • Online Registration opens  January 6, 2020, at NYSSMA.org
    • May 19 = Band
    • May 20 = Orchestra
    • May 21 = Choir
  • Zone 11 Piano Festival – Lakeland HS  Jamie and Jacquelyn Stroffolino, Hosts
    • June 5 & 6,  2020 
    • Deadline for registration – April 17, 2020
    • Register at http://www.solochair.com
    • All Solo Piano No Jazz Piano 
    • No Multiple Piano ensembles 

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

 *****Level 1-4 STRINGS ONLY festival *****

All zone 11 (Westchester County)  string students performing a level 1-4 solo or ensemble must attend the Edgemont Level 1-4 Strings Only Festival March 27 or 28, 2020.

There will be NO level 1-4 string adjudications at the Up or Down County Festival.
There will be NO level 5, 6 or AS adjudications at the Strings Only Festival in Edgemont. No exceptions.

All NYSSMA Registrations must be entered BY THE SCHOOL TEACHER online at Solochair.com 

  • Teachers register at solochair* and follow instructions for their assigned festival.
  • Only School Music Teachers may register students.  
  • Students must attend the solo festival to which his/her district is assigned.
    • Exceptions are few and must be approved by Nancy Torrente,  Zone 11 Representative.   

Private teachers and parents:

  • You can not register students for NYSSMA festivals.
  • Direct all questions to your student’s school music teacher.

All-State Applicants:

  • must be registered by the school music teacher who is the conductor of the school band, orchestra or choir corresponding to the group they are auditioning for.
  • must be adjudicated at their district’s assigned Up-County or Down-County festival; there are  no exceptions to this.  

JOIN NYSSMA! NAfME and NYSSMA are our National and State Professional Music Education Organizations. By joining NYSSMA you automatically are a  NAfME member. https://nafme.org/membership/

Visit www.WCSMA.org for Westchester County School Music Association events.

* Zone 11 will continue to use Solochair to register for this 2020 festival season, including registration for Area All-State in September 2020.

We will be using a new online registration provider for the 2021 festival season. Information and training will be available in October of 2020 in regard to this change. 

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