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New York State Summer School of the Arts

Experience it Yourself

School of Orchestral Studies Student Application


Please note, electronically submitted auditions are preferred. Please visit the website for examples.

Student Information
Date of Birth: (mm/dd/yyyy)
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Student's E-mail:
Parent/Guardian's Information
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Check this box if Student Address and Parent Address are the same.
I, the parent/guardian of the above named student, consent to the release of the information on this application to NYSSSA. I authorize NYSSSA to use my student's name in association with any news releases, and permit the use of any photographs, digital images or videos taken during the audition for publicity or documentation purposes.
School Information
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I am applying as a instrumentalist on:

I also play and have access to another instrument (Please identify):
(For example: Piccolo, English Horn, A Clarinet,Bass Clarinet, Eb Clarinet, Saxophone(s), Contrabassoon, Flugelhorn, Bass Trombone, and/or others)

How did you hear about NYSSSA?
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Email/Mail Recording
Please include in the email the student’s first and last name, instrument, and solo selection composer and title (with movement title/number if applicable): Submit your recording by e-mail

Recording may be mailed to NYSSSA at: Cultural Education Center, Room 10D79, Albany, NY 12230. Recordings must be emailed or postmarked by April 1, 2021.