New York State Summer
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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

Auditions have concluded for the 2016 School of Ballet.

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)
Syracuse- February 21, 2016 Manlius Pebble Hill School

 

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

Live auditions have concluded for the School of Orchestral Studies.

Students interested in auditioning for NYSSSA SOS may still submit an audition recording for consideration. 

Students in violin, viola, oboe, clarinet, percussion and harp are strongly encouraged to apply.

Recorded auditions received after February 8, 2016 will be reviewed as space in their instrument allows.

Recorded Auditions-
Your complete audition (solo and excerpt) must be received by the NYSSSA office 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 Studie

Portfolio Reviews submitted prior to Feburary 15th have started.   Students may continue to submit portfolios for review.  Please visit our Application page or contact NYSSSA at 518-474-8773 or NYSSSA@nysed.gov for more information. 

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

 

Live auditions have concluded for the School of Choral Studies.

 

Audition reviews have begun for the 2016 School of Choral Studies.  Students interested in auditioning for NYSSSA SCS may still submit an audition recording for consideration. 

 

Tenors and Basses are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Recorded auditions received after February 8, 2016 will be reviewed as space in their voice part allows.

 
Recorded Auditions- 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)
Syracuse- February 21, 2016 Manlius Pebble Hill School

New York City- March 6- Ripley Grier Studios (580 8th Ave- 10th Floor)

 

 
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