Zone 10




NYSSMA Zone 10 Representative

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Samantha McShane

518.392.1560 x1058


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 or to the Zone Rep at

Presidents of Affiliated Counties


Samantha McShane
50 Woodbridge Ave.
Chatham, NY  12037

Erin Marlow
3450 Rt. 81
Surprise, NY 12176
DCMEA Homepage


Jocelyn Kraus
(c) 845-518-4348
PCMEA Homepage



Area All State 2022

Teachers must register on

November 18 & 19 at Red Hook High School

Registration Deadline – 3rd Friday of September


Ensemble Chairs

Band   Lisa Espisito

Orchestra  Katherine Rymph

Mixed Chorus   Amy Martin

Treble Chorus  Justin Stockslager


Solo and Ensemble Festivals– 2021-2022 Dates

Teachers must register at 

 All-State applications are completed online.  No need to mail to chairpersons anymore!


Appl. Deadline



May 6-7
North Solo Festival
(ASE, Piano) *note – NO JAZZ

   March 25th

Red Hook HS

Brian Zeller

April 29-30
Central Solo Fest
(ASE, Piano, All Jazz)

   March 18th

Arlington HS

Mike Tiskowitz

May 13-14
South Solo Fest
(ASE, Piano)  *note – NO JAZZ

   April 1

John Jay HS
Wappingers Falls, NY

Gina Stephens


Zone 10 News (Updated January, 2022)

New Manual

There is a new edition of the NYSSMA manual beginning the July of 2018.
Be sure that you are using the new edition when you select your solos. The issues with the last manual have all been corrected. It looks great!

Solo Festival Assignments — register at

       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.”