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NYSSSA 2016

We are Pleased to Announce

Program Dates for NYSSSA 2016

Click on the individual school link below (or at the top of our site) for more information about each program. 

FOCUSED: Creative Youth in the Empire State, a short documentary produced by Mountain Lake PBS, was filmed Summer 2014. PBS Broadcast dates across NYS will be posted.

Click HERE for more information on the Documentary

Copies of the program may also be purchased through PBS at this site!

Focused Poster

 

School of Ballet 

July 3- July 30, 2016

National Museum of Dance and Skidmore College.  Saratoga Springs, NY

2016 Audition Schedule (click for more information)

Capital District Area - January 16, 2016 National Museum of Dance (Directions)

Western Region -February 14, 2016 SUNY Brockport (Directions)

UPDATE- Online Registration for the Brockport Audition is open.  The audition has been postponed due to weather to February 14, 2016. 

All students will register at 10:15- the audition class for all students will be held from 11-1pm.


New York City Area -February 7, 2016 School of American Ballet
Please note- Current 8th grade students registering on or after January 20th for the New York City Audition will be placed in the second audition group.  This will be reflected on your confirmation letter. 

Online Registration for the School of Ballet's Audition in NYC on Sunday, February 7th is now CLOSED. Applications submitted after Thursday, February 4th at Noon will not be received by NYSSSA in time for Sunday's Audition.  Students not pre-registered and processed by NYSSSA by Thursday February 4th at Noon should follow the walk-in registration instructions.

Walk-in applicants may register for the second audition class at 1:30pm on Sunday, February 7th. All Walk-in students regardless of grade will be placed in the second audition class.  There will be no exceptions.

 
School of Ballet Online Application (Click Here!)

 

 

School of Dance

July 24- August 19, 2016

National Museum of Dance and Skidmore College. Saratoga Springs, NY

Click here to see a short video about the School of Dance!

Capital Region - January 16, 2016 National Museum of Dance (Directions)
Western Region - January 24, 2016 SUNY Brockport (Directions)
New York City- February 6, 2016 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Directions)

Online Registration for the School of Dance's Audition in NYC on Saturday, February 6th is now CLOSED. Applications submitted after Thursday, February 4th at Noon will not be received by NYSSSA in time for Saturday's Audition. Students not pre-registered and processed by NYSSSA by Thursday February 4th at Noon should follow the walk-in registration instructions.

Walk-in applicants may register on Saturday, February 6th at 5:15pm.


Syracuse- February 21, 2016 Manlius Pebble Hill School

 
School of Dance Online Application (Click Here!) We are currently accepting online applications for the Syracuse Audition ONLY. 
 
Online registration for the NYC February 6th audition is now closed- applications received after the February 4th noon deadline for the NYC audition will not be received by NYSSSA prior to the audition..  Please follow our walk-in registration process for the NYC audition. 

 

 

School of Orchestral Studies

July 24- August 20, 2016

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.  Co-Sponsored by NYSSMA and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Click here to watch a full concert of the 2014 School of Orchestral Studies

It is recommended you submit your application as soon as possible for the live auditions.  Once locations reach capactity students will be placed on a wait list to audition live or will be required to submit a recorded audition. 

2016 Audition Schedule (Click here for more information)

Syracuse Area - January 9, 2016
Marcellus High School (OCMEA site)
 
Buffalo Area - January 23, 2016
Buffalo Academy for Visual/Performing Arts (ECMEA), Buffalo (Directions)
Capital District - January 30, 2016
Schenectady County Community College (Directions)
New York City - February 6, 2016 SITE AT CAPACITY.  Students who have not registered and received an audition time should review our Recorded Audition proceedure and submit their recording by February 8th   Please contact the NYSSSA with any questions. There will be NO walk in audition times available.
New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.  Pless Annex
Recorded Auditions- Must be Postmarked or emailed by February 8, 2016 **Date EXTENDED**
Your complete audition (solo and excerpt) must be received by the NYSSSA office by this deadline in order for you to be considered for admission to NYSSSA. Please mark all audition documents with the following information: Name, Instrument, Composer, Title (with movement title/number if applicable). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
 
School of Orchestral Studies Online Application (Click Here!)

 

 

School of Media Arts

June 26-July 22, 2016

SUNY Oswego.  Co-Sponsored by NYSATA and NYSMATA

Click here to watch a Mountain Lake PBS Clip about the Schools of Media Arts and Choral Studies

 

School of Media Arts Online Application (Click Here!)

 

 

School of Visual Arts

July 2- July 29, 2016

SUNY Fredonia.  Co-Sponsored by NYSATA

Click here for our 2016 Adjudication Sites and Dates

School of Visual Arts Online Application (Click Here!)

 

 

School of Choral Studies

July 3- July 30, 2016

SUNY Fredonia.  Co-Sponsored by NYSSMA

Click here to watch a Mountain Lake PBS Clip about the Schools of Choral Studies and Media Arts

It is recommended you submit your application as soon as possible for the live auditions.  Once locations reach capactity students will be placed on a wait list to audition live or will be required to submit a recorded audition. 

 2016 Audition Sites (click here for more information)

Syracuse Area – January 9, 2016

Marcellus High School (OCMEA site)

Buffalo Area – January 23, 2016

Buffalo Academy for Visual/Performing Arts (ECMEA), Buffalo

Capital District – January 30, 2016

Schenectady County Community College

New York City – February 6, 2016 SITE AT CAPACITY.  Students who have not registered and received an audition time should review our Recorded Audition proceedure and submit their recording by February 8th   Please contact the NYSSSA with any questions.  There will be NO walk in times available.

New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Pless Anne

 

Recorded Auditions- Must be Postmarked or emailed by February 8, 2016 **DATE EXTENDED**Your complete audition (solo and excerpt) must be received by the NYSSSA office by this deadline in order for you to be considered for admission to NYSSSA. Please mark all audition documents with the following information: Name, Voice Part, Composer, Title. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
 
School of Choral Studies Online Application (Click Here!)

 

 

School of Theatre

July 10- August 6, 2016

SUNY Delhi

2016 Audition Sites (click here for more information)

NYSTEA Student Conference- January 8-10- Villa Roma

Capital Region - February 20- New York State Museum
Western Region - January 24, 2016 SUNY Brockport (Directions)

Online Registration for the Brockport Audition is now closed.  Applications received after 9:45am on Thursday, January 21st will not be received by the NYSSSA Office.  The audition site has been cancelled due to the impending storm hitting the East Coast.  Registered applicants have received an email with additional instructions. 
New York City- March 6- Ripley Grier Studios
Syracuse- February 21, 2016 Manlius Pebble Hill School

 
School of Theatre Online Application (Click Here!)

 

 

 

 

What is NYSSSA?

 

NYSSSA Is!

Click here for our NYSSSA FAQ

The Summer of 2016 will mark the 47th 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 administered by the New York State Education Department.  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. NYSSSA is proud to represent the wide spectrum of cultural, ethnic, social, and economic diversity that is New York State.

 

School of Media Arts