Every spring, the New Your State School Music Association (NYSSMA) sponsors events throughout the state, featuring solo and ensemble festivals. The festival gives students the opportunity to perform a solo or with an ensemble in front of a judge to be graded on several different aspects of music and performance. This affords the opportunity for the students to not only see what areas may need improvement; it also gets them in the habit of being judged for future auditions for things like college.
One result of doing well at a NYSSMA solo is the opportunity for being selected for placement in advanced performance groups like; All-District, All-County and All-State.
NYSSMA is for instrumental and vocal students.
Catalano Music carries the largest selection of in stock NYSSMA music and related material in the tri-state area. The music is organized, cross referenced and cataloged as it appears in the NYSSMA manual for easy reference. Whether you are a teacher or a student, you can browse from a wide variety of classical and jazz titles collections.