Zone 5


Zone Representative

Ashley E. Trudell
Indian River Central School District

Indian River High School
32925 US Rt 11
Philadelphia NY, 13673

Indian River Middle School
32735 County Rt 29
Philadelphia, NY 13673

(HS) 315-642-3427 x19312
(MS) 315-642-0125 x18148
(C) 315-706-9081


Presidents of Affiliated Counties

St. Lawrence County Music Educators Association
Laura Gilbert, Morristown Central School
PreK-12 Vocal Music Teacher
315-375-8814 ext. 21102 


Jefferson Lewis County Music Teachers Association

Maresa Badour 
Carthage Central Schools, 26500 State Rte 26, Carthage NY 13619




*NEW*  NYSSAMA Manual Edition 33 *NEW*

Available July 1st, 2022

Make sure to use edition 33 when registering for 2022-2023 festivals

This manual will be in effect until the end of the Spring 2025 Festival Season



Upcoming 2022-2023 Events

Zone 5 Area-All State Festival

November 19th, 2022 – 2:00pm

Indian River Theatre of the Performing Arts

Charles Heck, Festival Chair

Area All-State Band Area All-State String Ensemble Area All-State Chorus

Conductor: Mr. Andy Perry

Resident Composer: Mr. Bill Palange

Chair: Andrea Wischerath

Conductor: Mr. Jeffrey Abbott

Chair: Andrea Erdman

Conductor: Dr. José “Peppie” Calvar

Accompanist: Ms. Chris Hyde-Hall

Chair: Laurie Faunce



Zone 5 Solo & Small Ensemble Festivals


May 5-6, 2023 – Carthage Solo Festival (South)

Carthage Middle School

Heather Wood, Chair



May 12-13, 2023 – Crane Solo Festival (North)

Crane School of Music

Timothy Savage, Co-Chairs

Michael Draper, Co-Chairs



May 24th, 2023 – Major Organization Festival

Indian River High School

Charles Heck, Chair



All Zone 5 Area-All State, Solo and Small Ensemble, & Majors Festivals will register via DaCapo.

(Please contact me if you need the access code to create your account)

Area-All State Participation Fees Solo/Small Ensemble Participation Major Organization Participation Fees

2022-2023       $20

2023-2024       $25

2024-2025       $25

2025-2026       $30

Solo & Ensemble – Level 1-4 – $16

Solo & Ensemble – Levels 5-6 – $24

All-State – $30

Piano – Level 1-4 – $22

Piano – Levels 5-6 – $30

Majors – Level 1-3 (30 mins.)      $150

Majors – Level 4 (35 min.)            $180

Majors – Levels 5-6 (45 min.)       $225


Rules for Private School and Home Educated 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 that 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-educated students may attend solo festival if they register through the public school district in which they reside. It is the public school district’s choice whether to register them or not.
  • Home-educated 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.”