School of Orchestral Studies Application Process
Applications are now closed. Program dates for 2021 are 8/2-8/13.
If you are interested in attending the School of Orchestral Studies, you must audition successfully to become a member or alternate. You may audition for NYSSSA by submitting a recorded video audition.
All auditions must consist of a completed application form, your solo and the required excerpt for your instrument. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
SOLO: You should prepare a piece (or complete movement within a multi-movement piece) for performance to display your technical and musical abilities (NYSSMA Level VI or equivalent recommended). Instrumentalists are expected to perform unaccompanied.
REQUIRED EXCERPT: You must prepare the required excerpt for your instrument.
Excerpts can be found in the Required Documents section in sidebar.
[Percussionists are strongly encouraged to audition via video recording and to audition in multiple areas. Percussionists need only perform the excerpt in their major area.]
Submitting a Recorded Audition
Recorded Auditions can be submitted two different ways:
- By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Via Web: After submitting your online application form, you may upload your audition to a video-sharing website (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and email the link to NYSSSA
There are no calendar events right now.
Tuition and Financial Aid
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, NYSSSA will not be charging tuition for 2021 virtual programs.