New York State Summer
School of the Arts

NYSSSA


NYSSSA 2014 School Dates

School of Ballet

National Museum of Dance and Skidmore College.  Saratoga Springs, NY. June 22-July 19, 2014

Click here for the School of Ballet Audition Schedule

Auditions for the School of Ballet are completed.  Thank you for your interest. 

 

School of Dance

National Museum of Dance and Skidmore College. Saratoga Springs, NY. July 20-August 15, 2014

Click here for the School of Dance Audition Schedule

Click Here to Submit an Online Application for the School of Dance!

Auditions for the School of Dance are completed.  Thank you for your interest. 

 

School of Orchestral Studies

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.  Co-Sponsored by NYSSMA. July 27- August 23, 2014

Click here for the School of Orchestral Studies Audition Schedule

Click Here to Submit an Online Application for the School of Orchestral Studies!

Students wishing to submit a tape for consideration to the 2014 School of Orchestral Studies should follow the instructions below:

Taped Audition Instructions - Bass, Viola and Bassoon Applicants encouraged!

Please note that taped auditions will only be considered to fill vacancies (should they occur) in the School after all Live Auditions have been evaluated.

 

School of Media Arts

SUNY Oswego.  Co-Sponsored by NYSATA and NYSMATA. June 29-July 25, 2014

We are currently accepting applications for Electronic Sound Art!

Click here for the School of Media Arts Adjudication Schedule

Click Here to Submit an Online Application for the School of Media Arts!

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School of Visual Arts

Currently Accepting Applications- Email NYSSSA@mail.nysed.gov for more information!

SUNY Fredonia.  Co-Sponsored by NYSATA.  June 28- July 25, 2014

Click here for the School of Visual Arts Adjudication Schedule

Click Here to Submit an Online Application for the School of Visual Arts!

*** Students May Submit their Portfolios for review to the Albany Office!***

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School of Choral Studies

SUNY Fredonia.  Co-Sponsored by NYSSMA.  June 29- July 26, 2014

Click here for the School of Choral Studies Audition Schedule

Click Here to Submit an Online Application for the School of Choral Studies!

Students wishing to submit a tape for consideration to the 2014 School of Choral Studies should follow the instructions below:

Taped Audition Instructions

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Please note that taped auditions will only be considered to fill vacancies (should they occur) in the School after all Live Auditions have been evaluated.

 

School of Theatre

SUNY Delhi. July 6- August 2, 2014

Click here for the School of Theatre Audition Schedule

Click Here to Submit an Online Application for the School of Theatre!

Auditions for the School of Theatre are completed.  Thank you for your interest. 

 

 

What is NYSSSA?

NYSSSA Is!

The Summer of 2014 will mark the 45th 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