Deadline for Instrumental Solo Festival Entries is Monday, March 26th

Posted on March 20th, 2018 by Allendale Columbia School

NYSSMA logoStudents who play a woodwind, brass, percussion, or string instrument will have an opportunity to perform in the upcoming NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Solo Festival on June 1st and 2nd. Completed registration forms and fees for the instrumental festival are due to Ms. Grossman or Mr. Costanzo by Monday, March 26th.

Registration forms are available here:

Checks should be made out to Allendale Columbia School, with the memo “Solo Fest.”

(The vocal festival forms were due to Ms. Sanguinetti by Friday, March 9th.)

About Solo Festivals

As a member school in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), Allendale Columbia School supports student participation in all of the state-level solo and performance festivals each year.  The spring solo festivals offer valuable performance opportunities for vocal students as well as students of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments.

Students have the opportunity to prepare a solo piece with the help of their teachers, perform for a trained adjudicator, and receive feedback. It’s a great opportunity for students who show a strong interest in music, and we encourage any vocal or instrumental student to participate. Music selections are chosen from the NYSSMA manual, with the advice of a teacher and input from the student.

Any questions about solo festivals can be directed to any of the music teachers at AC.

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