Announcing NYSSSA 2013!
We are currently updating our website with the latest audition information and other exciting news about NYSSSA 2013! Keep checking in for the latest updates!
NYSSSA Schools of Orchestral Studies and Choral Studies Accepting Taped Auditions!
Choral Studies is seeking Altos, Tenors and Basses. For the Choral Studies Taped Audition Process Click Here!
Orchestral studies has current openings for Violins, Violas, Trombones and French Horns. Students may submit a NYSSMA Level 6 Solo Evaluation Sheet in lieu of a taped audition! Email your Evaluation Sheet and application to the NYSSSA Office today! We are also accepting applicants for all sections.
For the Orchestral Studies Taped Audition Process Click Here!
NYSSSA is now accepting
Credit Cards for
Summer 2013 Tuition Payments.
NYSSSA Welcomes New Executive Director Sara Fittizzi
Sara joins NYSSSA with a legal background, legislative experience and a passion for the arts. NYSSSA 2012 marked Sara's first summer with the program. She is actively working with staff and faculty to plan NYSSSA 2013 and looks forward to our 44th Year of providing quality, intensive, pre-professional instruction to New York State's most talented youths.
NYSSSA Retirement Announcements
NYSSSA congratulates Mary Daley, former Executive Director and Judy Powers, former Finance Administrator on their Retirements. We thank you and wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
What is NYSSSA?
The Summer of 2013 will mark the 44th year of operation for the schools that form the New York State Summer School of the Arts. This program, with its seven component summer residential Schools, are supported by the New York State Education Department, Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Recognized as one of the finest programs of its kind in the nation, over 15,000 high school age students have become part of this unique summer experience. Alumni of the program will attest to the success of the schools in helping high school students with special talents identify and pursue career choices in all fields of the fine arts and performing arts at an early age. The Schools provide opportunities for all New York State students who qualify through auditions, to receive the highest level of training and instruction.
The Summer Schools of the Arts are directed and staffed by internationally acclaimed artists and companies such as the New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Students work in small groups and in one-on-one sessions with professionals and with other students of similar ability. NYSSSA's goal is clear: to provide intensive, preprofessional training programs for New York State's most gifted and motivated young artists and those who are considering careers in the arts or entertainment industries. A student's time at NYSSSA could be life changing!
The schools provide intensive training in an environment where students experience the rigorous discipline of the daily life of a professional artist. The program is open to all New York State high school age students who qualify through auditions. NYSSSA Programs qualify students for one full unit of high school credit with the student's home district approval. Appropriate documentation is sent to the student's school at the close of the program.
Tuition assistance, based upon financial need, is available. No student who qualifies is denied NYSSSA's opportunities because they cannot afford them. NYSSSA is proud to represent the wide spectrum of cultural, ethnic, social, and economic that is New York State.