2021 NYSSMA Virtual Solo & Ensemble Evaluation Festivals will follow all Rules and Regulations listed in NYSSMA Manual, Edition 32. With the exception of scales and rudiments and other items outlined in this informational document, all Manual Rules and Regulations will apply.
Sight reading has been eliminated from the 2021 NYSSMA Virtual Solo & Ensemble
Evaluation Festival Season Solo Length – For the 2021 virtual festival season: – All repeats and Da Capos ARE required for level 1-3 solos and ensembles. – All repeats and Da Capos are NOT required for level 4-6 solos and ensembles.
To perform for the 2021 NYSSMA Virtual Solo & Ensemble Evaluation Festival, students will do the following:
Platform Upload Tasks:
Task 1: Registration Information to be completed by student
Task 2: Upload PDF of the music (as many pages as necessary all need to be combined Into one PDF file).
Task 3: Upload either Scales or Long Roll & Rudiments (snare drum), Roll and Tuning (Timpani)
Task 4: Upload performance of Solo (one continuous file)
Task 5: Improvisation – Instrumental and Vocal Jazz. (Drum Set completes Task 6, not Task 5)
Task 6: Drum Set only – styles and improvisation requirement.
Task 3 required three scales or rudiments for snare drum are listed in this document. Timpani tuning requirements are listed in the NYSSMA Manual. Students will pre-record their scales, snare drum rudiments, or timpani tunings, and upload to complete Task 3.
Comments Only will be available to students when they register.
Students with Disabilities
Students requiring a Student with Disability accommodation will indicate that need when they register. Teachers as always, are obliged to complete the Students with Disabilities form carefully noting at the bottom of the form the accommodations requested. The form must be sent to the Zone Representative by the Registration Deadline (scan and send is fine). For All-State students the Students with Disabilities form must be sent to the 2nd Vice President.
All voice and all All-State solos will require accompaniments. Formats used for recorded accompaniments at onsite festivals can be used with the same recommendations. The information on page R-8 and 7-1 of the NYSSMA Manual will apply to virtual evaluations.
Small ensembles will be included in the 2021 NYSSMA Virtual Evaluation Festivals. All information listed in the NYSSMA Manual pages R-19 – R-21 will apply to virtual evaluation festivals.