NYSSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival
Prepare a solo from the NYSSMA Manuel and bring Two Original Copies of Music to your adjudication.
Photocopies are illegal, and will cause automatic disqualification.
Level I-II Soloists must prepare any 3 major scales
Level III-IV Soloists must prepare any 7 major scales
Level V-VI Soloists must prepare all 15 major scales
Drums: Long Roll and prepared rudiments required (see link below).
Scale Sheets & Fingering Charts
Sight-reading is required for all soloists. The student will be allowed one minute to study the sight-reading before performing it.
Students are allowed to hum or silently play their instrument during the study period.
All students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Johnson City High School.
2021 NYSSMA will be 100% virtual with students submitting videos instead of performing live for judges
Ensembles have the same requirements except no sight-reading, scales or rudiments