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New York State Summer School of the Arts

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Our Schools

Ballet
June 28, 2021 to July 24, 2021
Choral
July 19, 2021 to July 30, 2021
Dance
July 17, 2021 to August 14, 2021
Media Arts
June 28, 2021 to July 30, 2021
Orchestra
August 2, 2021 to August 13, 2021
Theatre
July 5, 2021 to July 23, 2021
Visual Arts
July 5, 2021 to July 30, 2021

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August 19, 2021

No questions were received for RFIs 21-001A-C for NYSSSA’s School of Choral Studies, School of Media Arts and School of Visual Arts. Responses for the RFIs are due Sept. 8. Please see links to the three RFIs below.

July 29, 2021

NYSSSA provides advanced artistic training to young performers. Students in the Media Arts program vary in age. Students entering 8th grade to students who have just finished 12th grade are eligible to apply for the program. NYSSSA seeks a campus in New York State that is able to host the program as early as Summer 2022. The ideal campus is easily accessible (within 30-minute drive) from public transportation, such as bus stations, train stations, or airports.

NYSSSA is soliciting feedback from colleges and institutions of higher education (IHEs) regarding resources available and interest in hosting NYSSSA’s School of Media Arts.

Please note, this is not a request for proposals. A contract will not be awarded based on submissions.  NYSSSA anticipates issuing a request for proposals in the future.

July 29, 2021

NYSSSA provides advanced artistic training to young artists. Students in the Visual Arts program vary in age. Students entering 8th grade to students who have just finished 12th grade are eligible to apply for the program. NYSSSA seeks a campus in New York State that is able to host the program as early as Summer 2022.  The ideal campus is easily accessible (within 30-minute drive) from public transportation, such as bus stations, train stations, or airports.

NYSSSA is soliciting feedback from colleges and institutions of higher education (IHEs) regarding resources available and interest in hosting NYSSSA’s School of Visual Arts.

Please note, this is not a request for proposals. A contract will not be awarded based on submissions.  NYSSSA anticipates issuing a request for proposals in the future.

July 29, 2021

NYSSSA provides advanced artistic training to young performers. Students in the Choral Studies program vary in age. Students entering 8th grade to students who have just finished 12th grade are eligible to apply for the program. NYSSSA seeks a campus in New York State that is able to host the program as early as Summer 2022. The ideal campus is easily accessible (within 30-minute drive) from public transportation, such as bus stations, train stations, or airports.

NYSSSA is soliciting feedback from colleges and institutions of higher education (IHEs) regarding resources available and interest in hosting NYSSSA’s School of Choral Studies.

Please note, this is not a request for proposals. A contract will not be awarded based on submissions.  NYSSSA anticipates issuing a request for proposals in the future.

December 3, 2020

Due to uncertainity surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, NYSSSA programming will be entirely virtual for the 2021. Because of this, there will be no tuition charged for any of our seven schools. 

April 8, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty when public and social gatherings will be safe to resume, the New York State Education Department has decided that the New York State Summer School of the Arts will suspend programming for the 2020 summer season.

January 10, 2018

January 10, 2018

School of Theater Recognized by New York State Theatre Education Association for its Commitment to Furthering Educational Theater

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NYSSSA is a summer arts residential intensive program that includes individual and group instruction in seven schools: ballet, choral studies, modern dance, visual arts, media arts, orchestral studies, and theatre.