Zone 10




NYSSMA Zone 10 Representative

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Meghan Cabral

(c) 201-317-8285


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 2021

Teachers must register on


Registration Deadline – 3rd Friday of September


Ensemble Chairs – tentatively

Kate Jarrad

Chris Goodwin

Mixed Chorus and Treble Chorus
Rebecca Miller

Samantha McShane


Solo and Ensemble Festivals– 2021 Dates

Teachers must register at

 All-State applications it is CRUCIAL that ALL of the Chair receive the All-State applications
6 weeks BEFORE the festival


Appl. Deadline



March 19-26 
North Solo Festival
(ASE, Piano) *note – NO JAZZ

Feb. 26th

Chatham NY

Samantha McShane

April 9- 16
Central Solo Fest
(ASE, Piano, All Jazz)


Arlington HS

Rich Guillen

April 16-23
South Solo Fest
(ASE, Piano)  *note – NO JAZZ

March 19th

John Jay HS
Wappingers Falls, NY


Gina Stephens




Majors Organization Festivals – 2022 Dates – Tentatively

Please register here.
All applications are due by March 1, 2019 






Instrumental Majors

George Fischer MS
Carmel, NY

Eric Pecor


Choral Majors (all zone) 

George Fischer MS
Carmel, NY

Aimee Brainard 

   Instrumental/Choral (preferably for Columbia County only)  Chatham HS

 Kate Jarrad 

Zone 10 News (Updated July 1st, 2019)

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.”