Zone 10

NYSSMA Zone 10 Representative

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Samantha McShane

518.392.1560 x1058
zone10@nyssma.org

 

PARENTS… Please contact your teacher with all questions first.

Please do not contact the festival hosts directly. 

All parent questions should be sent through your school music teacher. 

If they are unable to answer, you can email the Zone Representative at zone10@nyssma.org

Presidents of Affiliated Counties

Columbia Dutchess Putnam

Samantha McShane
518-392-1570 x1058
mcshanes@chatham.k12.ny.us
CCMEA Homepage

Erin Marlow
518-416-1041
president@dcmea.org
DCMEA Homepage

Jocelyn Kraus
845-518-4348
pcmeapresident@gmail.com
PCMEA Homepage


Zone 10 NYSSMA Festivals Dates

Area All State 2024

Teachers must register on Dacapomusicfestivals.com

 

November 17 & 18 at Carmel Middle School

Registration Deadline – 3rd Friday of September

PAST PROGRAMS

General Chair- Eric Pecor

epecor@carmelschools.org

Ensemble Chairs

Band:   Jessica Stein jstein@haldaneschool.org

Orchestra:  Marissa Kaczynski  marissa.kaczynski@sufsdny.org

Mixed Chorus:   Bryan Lynch blynch@carmelschools.org

Treble Chorus:  Justin Stockslager justin.stockslager@doverschools.org

Solo and Small Ensemble Festivals 2023-2024

All-State applications must be completed online by the application deadline.

Date
Festival Type    
Application Deadline
Mailing Address
Chairperson
Registration
April 19-20 A-S-E
Piano
March 8th George Fischer Middle School 
                  281 Fair Street                 Carmel, NY  10512
Eric Pecor
914-380-2423
epecor@carmelschools.org
DaCapoMusicFestivals.com
April 26-27   A-S-E- IJ-VJ
Piano
March 15th  Arlington High School
               1157 State Route 55             Lagrangeville, NY  12540
Kristina Rizzo
845-223-8600 ext 24360
krizzo@acsdny.org
DaCapoMusicFestivals.com
May 3-4 A-S-E
Piano
March 22nd Pine Plains Central School District
Stissing Mountain High School
               2829 W Church St               Pine Plains, NY 12567
Erin Marlow
518-416-1041
marlow.erin@gmail.com
DaCapoMusicFestivals.com

MAJORS FESTIVALS

Date
Festival Type 
Application Deadline
Mailing Address
Chairperson
Registration
May 21 MI March 1st John Jay High School
2012 NY-52
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

Ryan Banda

ryan.banda@wcsdny.org

https://www.nyssma.org
May 22 MI-MC March 1st John Jay High School
2012 NY-52
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

Ryan Banda

ryan.banda@wcsdny.org

https://www.nyssma.org


 

Zone 10 News (Updated March, 2023)

New Manual

There is a new edition of the NYSSMA manual beginning the July of 2022.
Be sure that you are using the new edition when you select your solos. This one has green inserts.  Also be aware of new changes to the manual.

Solo Festival Assignments — register at Dacapomusicfestivals.com

ALL JAZZ SOLOS MUST BE PERFORMED @ Arlington HS
       This includes ALL All-State Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Regular Jazz & Drum Set.

Suggested Sites

North Site: all of Columbia County and northern Dutchess

Central Site:  all  of Arlington and Greater Poughkeepsie Area  including Private Schools

South Site: all of Putnam county and Beacon 

Having 3 sites makes hosting less work, cuts down on lengthy travel time, and gives us more flexibility. Teachers assigned to the old North/South sites (LaGrange/Putnam Valley) must contact the host and me if they would like to change sites. Although the NYSSMA manual states that schools may register at any site, zones do have the option of assigning districts to sites. Most requests will be considered as long as the host can accommodate your numbers.Rules for Private School and Home School Students

  • Private school students who attend a K-12 private school are eligible to attend solo festival, Area All-State, and All-State as long as their private school has paid its NYSSMA Member School Participation Fee. They must register through their private school.
  • Private school students who attend a private school which does not offer a HS diploma (i.e. a K-8 school) may attend solo festival if they register through their public school district. It is the public school teacher’s choice whether to register them or not.
  • Home school students may attend solo festival if they register through the public school district in which they reside. It is the public school teacher’s choice whether to register them or not.
  • Home school students may not apply for All-State or Area All-State. The applications clearly state, “Applicant must attend a NYSSMA Member New York State School.”