PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

NYSSMA Festival

Hello Music Families!

The NYSSMA festival is an opportunity for students who are studying music (vocal or instrumental) to track their musical growth.  Here is a quote from the website.

“At solo and small ensemble festivals, students are given a performance evaluation that involves playing a graded solo from the NYSSMA Manual, playing scales and sight reading.”


If your child is interested in participating, here is the most important information about this year’s festival:


Date: Saturday May 12, 2018

Place: Marine Park JHS 278

1925 Stuart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11229

*All-State, Solos, Small Ensembles*

Host: Candis L. Pohl,, 718-375-3523


Piano solos level 1-4 $22

Piano solos level 5 or 6 $30

Non-Piano solos Level 1-4 $16

Non-Piano solos level 5 or 6  $24


All payments can be made as check or Money Order (don’t send cash) and must be made payable to NYSSMA.


Deadline for application: Friday March 30, 2018

Here’s the link with more detailed information about the festival/forms:



If your child brings me their check, payable to NYSSMA, with their instrument/level, I will complete the necessary form and mail all payments before our Spring break.