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Oneida/Hekimer Counties are in need of host schools for a 2017 NYSSMA 1 - 4 Solo Festival 
as well as a site for Majors

NYSSMA SOLO FESTIVALS

PLEASE BE AWARE OF CUT OFF DATES FOR FESTIVAL REGISTRATION

Please see the NYSSMA link for information on the two local solo festivals.

NYSSMA Manual Edition 31 is the current edition (Blue & White colored pages) 

Edition 31 is in effect until the end of the Spring (June) 2018 NYSSMA Festival Season

What’s New In Edition 31

New ColorsBlue and white pages

Vocal Solos—The Vocal Books List has undergone a new numbering system. Please see pg. 7-3 in the Manual for more details. If you find any mistakes in the sources, please report them to me (manual@nyssma.org).

Jazz Solos—The Improvisation requirements been completely revised. Please be sure to look at page 9-3 if you are planning on sending students for a Jazz evaluation. A Lead Trumpet Skills Proficiency has been added – please see pgs. 9-1 and 9-2 for more detailS (NOTE THE CVA SITE IS NOT A JAZZ SITE)

Piano Solos—This section has been redone and all piano solos are now listed by composer and work rather than by collection.

One other important noteEdition Musicus publications will not be in Edition 31 of the Manual (July 2015).  This includes the popular Ostrander arrangement of Honor and Arms.  At the time that the new Edition 31 was going to press, it was discovered that EM was out of business.  We knew that it would become increasingly difficult to obtain the music.  It would also be impossible to gain any permission to copy any music.  Because of this and because there were several EM items that were popular (i.e. Honor and Arms), we decided to remove all of them entirely.  Please don’t throw out your EM editions yet however……we recently were informed that a company has purchased EM.  If the music is in print and available next time, our plan is to reinstate most of EM’s music in Edition 32 (2018).   In the meantime, there will be no addendum for Edition 31.

This means: For all 2016, 2017, and 2018 festivals, Edition Musicus publications cannot be performed for a rating.


A DAY AT THE OPERA

July 17 at Glimmerglass

For students in Oneida & Herkimer Counties

FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information