Zone 7

Welcome to the NYSSMA Zone 7 Website!

See below for 2023 Festival Dates.

In order to participate in Zone 7 festivals, teachers/Directors must complete the Letter of Intent Google form to indicate which festival you wish to attend. Responses due Dec 2!

Festivals in Zone 7 are exclusively for students with schools within Zone 7. Reach out to me if you have questions. 

Scroll down for more info on festivals, fees and county president info from Zone 7.

Zone Representative
Gregory A. Verheyn
6 Kettles Way
Queensbury, NY 12804
(c) 914-255-1603

Follow Zone 7 on Twitter: @NYSSMAZone7


Area All-State

Area All-State at Saratoga Springs HS on November 18-19, 2022 

Info regarding student selections will be available in June. Be sure to check back soon!

2023 Solo Fest Dates, locations and hosts.  

Registration will continue through 

Maple Ave (Saratoga) In-House 
March 3-4, 2023
Host: Jenn Minehan
Registration deadline: tbd
SUNY Schenectady School of Music Piano Festival:
March 10-11, 2023
Host: Mark Evans
Registration deadline: tbd
Albany in-house, Solo/Ensemble
March 1, 2023 (Saturday only)
Host: Kate Wright
Registration Deadline: tbd
Bethlehem, Solo/Ensemble/All-State
April 21-22, 2023
Host: Julie Taylor
Registration Deadline, tbd
(This is an adjudicator Orientation site)
Queensbury HS, Solo/Ensemble/All-State
May 5-6, 2023
Host: Alyssa Verheyn
Registration Deadline, tbd
Guilderland (Farnsworth Middle School), Solo/Ensemble/All-State/IJ/VJ
May 19-20, 2023
Hosts, Bob Winans/John Fatuzzo
Registration Deadline, tbd
(this is the ONLY JAZZ site in Zone 7)

2023 Major Organization dates, locations and hosts.

Register at

Columbia HS, Instrumental Majors
April 25-26 2023 
Host: John Kusche
Shaker HS, Instrumental Majors
April 3-4, 2023
Host: Deborah Keough
Queensbury HS, Choral Majors (northern festival)
April 4-5, 2023
Host: Matthew Gaulin
 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, Choral Majors (southern festival)
April 25-26, 2023
Host: Michelle McLoughlin

Solo/ensemble Fee Schedule

Solo & Ensemble – Levels 1-4 $16 
Solo & Ensemble – Levels 5-6 $24 
All State $30
Piano – levels 1-4 $22
Piano – Levels 5-6 $30

Major Organization Fee Schedule 

Majors—Level 1-3 (30 min.) $150
Majors—Level 4 (35 min.) $180
Majors—Level 5-6 (45 min.) $225


Presidents of Affiliated Counties

Albany (Capital Suburban Council MEA)
Nancy Lussier
Scotia-Glenville M.S.
10 Prestige Pkwy.
Scotia, NY 12302
(518) 382-1208

Matthew Gaulin
Queensbury High School
409 Aviation Rd. 
Queensbury, NY 12804
518-824-4600 X4221

Jason Varga
Draper Middle School
2070 Curry Rd. 
Schenectady, NY 12303
(518) 356-8350
Washington – WCAMTA
Catherine Pandori
Greenwich Junior-Senior High School
10 Gray Ave
Greenwich, NY 12834
(518) 692-9642 ext 6300

Christopher Siegenthaler
Tamarac Elementary School
3992 NY Route 2
Troy, NY 12180
(518)279-4600 x1042

Mike Graves 
Broadalbin-Perth High School
100 Bridge St. 
Broadalbin, NY 12025

Lisa Vosburgh
Fonda-Fultonville Central School
112 Old Johnstown Rd
Fonda, NY 12068
518-853-4415, ext. 5030


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