NYSSSA 2014 School Dates
National Museum of Dance and Skidmore College. Saratoga Springs, NY. June 22-July 19, 2014
National Museum of Dance and Skidmore College. Saratoga Springs, NY. July 20-August 15, 2014
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. Co-Sponsored by NYSSMA. July 27- August 23, 2014
SUNY Oswego. Co-Sponsored by NYSATA and NYSMATA. June 29-July 25, 2014
SUNY Fredonia. Co-Sponsored by NYSATA. June 28- July 25, 2014
SUNY Fredonia. Co-Sponsored by NYSSMA. June 29- July 26, 2014
SUNY Delhi. July 6- August 2, 2014
What is NYSSSA?
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.