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NYSSSA 2015

 

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

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

June 28- July 25, 2015

Auditions for the 2015 School of Ballet have concluded.  Thank you to everyone who auditioned for the program.  Results have been emailed to students and parents/guardians.  Please do not contact the NYSSSA Office for audition results.

 

School of Dance

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

July 26 - August 21, 2015

Auditions for the 2015 School of Dance have concluded.  Thank you to everyone who auditioned for the program.  Results have been emailed to students and parents/guardians.  Please do not contact the NYSSSA Office for audition results.

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

 

School of Orchestral Studies

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.  Co-Sponsored by NYSSMA

July 26- August 22, 2015

Auditions for the 2015 School of Orchestral Studies have concluded.  Thank you to everyone who auditioned for the program.  Results have been emailed to students and parents/guardians.  Please do not contact the NYSSSA Office for audition results.

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

 

School of Media Arts - Application Deadline is March 13th

Due to the large number of snow days this winter, we have extended the application deadline to March 13th

SUNY Oswego.  Co-Sponsored by NYSATA and NYSMATA

July 5- July 31, 2015

Click here for the School of Media Arts Adjudication Schedule

Click here to submit an Online application for the School of Media Arts

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

 

School of Visual Arts- Application Deadline is March 13th.

SUNY Fredonia.  Co-Sponsored by NYSATA

July 4- July 31, 2015

Click here for the School of Visual Arts Adjudication Schedule

Click here to submit an Online application for the School of Visual Arts

 

School of Choral Studies

SUNY Fredonia.  Co-Sponsored by NYSSMA

July 5- August 1, 2015

Auditions for the 2015 School of Choral Studies have concluded.  Thank you to everyone who auditioned for the program.  Results have been emailed to students and parents/guardians.  Please do not contact the NYSSSA Office for audition results.

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

 

School of Theatre- Final Audition in NYC on March 7th.

SUNY Delhi

July 12 - August 8, 2015

Click here for the School of Theatre Audition Schedule

Online Registration for the School of Theatre's Final Audition March 7th in NYC is closed.  Applications submitted after 9am, Friday March 6th will not be received by the Albany Office.  Walk in students may register at Noon for an Audition time.  Please bring a completed application along with the required photographs.

 

 

 

What is NYSSSA?

 

NYSSSA Is!

The Summer of 2015 will mark the 46th 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