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Monticello Central School District will host NYSSMA Solo Festival, May 13-14

April 29, 2016

More than 100 student-musicians from Monticello Central School District will participate in the Annual New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Solo Festival May 13-14 at Monticello High School.

Students from the district’s band, chorus, orchestra, jazz, chamber, guitar and piano programs have prepared selections that certified music adjudicators will evaluate and provide feedback on the student’s accomplishment. The process used is very similar to a college audition or professional audition and students are able to use this feedback as part of their college/employment applications and academic portfolio.

In addition, the evaluation is used as an audition for students for All County, Area All State, NYSSMA All State and National Association for Music Education (NAfME) National Band, Chorus and Orchestra participation. The Solo Festival is being chaired by Monticello High School Music Faculty member John Bernstein.