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NYSSMA Manual Chairpersons
Past to Present
1955 – 1963 – Fordyce Fox
1964 – 1981 – J. Stanley Lansing
1981 – 1992 – Dr. Bruce R. Purrington
1993 – 2000 – Donald N. Coley
2001 – Present – Kathryn Struzik
535 Rondo Lane, Webster NY…..
a.k.a. The Struzik House…..
a.k.a. The address to send NYSSMA Manual correspondence to!
The Struzik Garage….
as it looks most of the time…….
But when a new NYSSMA
Manual comes out…..
it becomes………..
The NYSSMA Manual
Office, Warehouse, and Distribution Center!!!!
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July 2009
The NYSSMA Manual
Office, Warehouse, and Distribution Center!!!!
July 2009
The NYSSMA Manual
Office, Warehouse, and Distribution Center!!!!
July 2012
History of the NYSSMA Manual
The history of the NYSSMA Manual and music contests go
1907 NAfME was founded.
1925 First National contests held.
– The contest-festivals continued through the 30’s.
– Teachers selected music for festivals from the National School Music
Competition-Festivals Manual. (Manual……sound familiar??!)
– Selections were based on the population of the school.
1932 NYSSMA is formed.
1933 NYSSMA sponsors its own competition-festivals (similar to today’s Major
Ensemble & Solo Festivals) New York was the first state to do this.
1934 First NYSSMA Conference.
1935 NYSSMA sponsors its first All-State organizations.
1937 National contests became regionalized (10 regions in all).
– Not as far to travel, but less competition due to less participation from the
eastern states.
History of the NYSSMA Manual
March 21, 1938 (First issue of the School Music News)—Elvin
L. Freeman wrote an article that introduced the Plan of
Classification to the NYSSMA membership. This was the first
of many articles that would be written to familiarize the
NYSSMA membership with the Plan.
- Based on the objectives of the competition-festivals .
- Major Difference: NYSSMA’s plan would be “…based on
‘The Ability to Perform’ rather than on the number of
students in a school.” (E.L. Freeman, School Music News, November
- “It would seem that that a highly superior organization
could be developed in any sized school provided with
suitable equipment, sufficient student enrollment in
music subjects, and the proper instruction.” (E.L. Freeman-
Elvin L. Freeman
School Music News, 3/21/38)
- Main objective – “…..highly superior organizations in all
schools.” (E.L. Freeman, School Music News , 3/21/38)
November 1939 – NYSSMA Executive Committee appoints E.L.
Freeman as chairman of a Committee of Classification.
History of the NYSSMA Manual
• 1941
– June 1941 School Music News article ”The New York State Plan of
Classification” outlines the new plan that is to be used in all 1942
NYSSMA Competition Festivals. The initial band lists were included in
this School Music Issue. Other groups and soloists used the National
– Plan of Classification was presented to the National Board of Control.
6 out of 10 regions were in favor of adopting the plan for the National
Contests. Topic was tabled for further discussion.
• US involvement in World War II began.
– All national Competition-Festivals were cancelled due to travel
restrictions, but NYSSMA continued its state festivals and continued to
refine its Plan of Classification.
– NYSSMA began to sponsor “In-House” type festivals so large groups
would not have to travel – The adjudicator came to them!
The New York State Plan of
Music Classification
• August 1942-The New York State Plan
of Music Classification is published
with 2500 titles for Band, Orchestra
and Chorus (National contest lists
were still used for solos):
• Evaluation is based on the ability
to perform the music selected
rather than the enrollment of the
• Music director determines level.
• 6 grades of music.
• Ratings should be based on
music that an organization is
capable of playing.
History of the NYSSMA Manual
• 1945 - 1946
– Further refinements made to the
Plan of Music Classification.
– Solo lists were added.
– The first edition of The NYSSMA
Manual is published by NYSSMA
August 1946.
• 1946 - 1947
– NYSSMA Manual Edition I is used
for NYSSMA Festivals.
History of the NYSSMA Manual
Fast forward to 2012
– Publication and distribution of
Edition 30 of The NYSSMA Manual!!
The NYSSMA Manual Editing Cycle
A new NYSSMA Manual comes out every 3 years on July 1st.
The debut of a new Manual starts a new editing cycle:
Year 1 (July 2012 – June 2013)
– July 2012 – Start of distribution of the new Manual. Distribution will continue for the
next three years.
– June 2013 – Approval from the NYSSMA Exec. Board to start Edition 31.
Year 2 (July 2013 – June 2014)
– Summer/Fall 2013 – Formation of NYSSMA Manual Committee.
– January through July/August 2014 – Manual review/revision period.
Year 3 (July 2014 – June 2015)
– Early Summer 2014 – Formation of NYSSMA Manual Production Team (Data
– Mid August 2014 – Manual Committee’s revisions are finished.
– June through November 2014 – Revisions are added to the Manual’s database.
– December 2014 through February 2015 – Proofreading/final revisions.
– Mid March 2015 – Master file to printer
– Mid June 2015 – First copies of the new Manual are finished and sent to the NYSSMA
Manual Chairperson; distribution of complimentary copies.
July 1, 2015 – NYSSMA Manual Edition 31 goes into effect and an new NYSSMA
Manual Editing Cycle begins!!
The current Manual colors are:
A Word About
• New Manual = New Color.
• Color pages contain: Rules & Regulations and/or Procedures.
• Color pages at the beginning of each section (right after the tab
page) contain:
– Scales Requirements.
– Sight-Reading Requirements.
– Specific Rules & Regulations in the following sections:
• Harp
• Percussion
• Vocal Solos
• Jazz Solos
Layout of the NYSSMA Manual:
Three Main Sections:
• “Front” Pages
• Listing Pages
• Reference Pages
“Front Pages”
Title Page
Copyright Page
NYSSMA Charter
Table of Contents
NYSSMA Manual Selection Committee
All of my contact information is on pg. xiii.
Copyright Law Guidelines
NYSSMA Constitution and By-Laws (The “C Pages”)
Includes map of the NYSSMA Zones (p. C-12).
Code of Ethics (agreement between NYS Conference of Musicians and NYSSMA)
Rules & Regulations (The “R Pages”)
This is the first section with green pages.
The “R” Pages (“Rules & Regs”)
Broken up into 7 Sections:
General Rules & Regs: page R-1
Regular (Non All-State) Solos: page R-7
All-State Solos: page R-13
Small Ensembles: page R-19
Major Organizations: page R-23
Area All-State Festivals: page R-29
Solo Appeals Procedure: page R-31
Listing Pages
Section 1
String Solos & Small Ensembles
Section 2
Harp Solos & Small Ensembles
Section 3
Classical Guitar
Section 4
Woodwind Solos & Small Ensembles
Section 5
Brass Solos & Small Ensembles
Section 6
Percussion Solos & Small Ensembles
Section 7
Vocal Solos & Small Ensembles
Section 8
Piano Solos & Ensembles
Section 9
Jazz Solos (Instrumental & Vocal)
Section 10
Major Organizations
Reference Pages
(Section 11)
Publisher Index
Alphabetical Index
Other Important Information
(and where to find it)
• “Blurbs”
• Footnotes
• Abbreviations
Section Numbers
215 . 3
• 215—Section Name (Flute Ensembles)
Jazz Solos
Major Organizations
• 3—Number of Players (Trios)
• 6—NYSSMA Level (6)
Note: This is also explained on pg. vii in the Manual
NYSSMA Manual Listing “Anatomy”
Major Work
(Range or highest note) – Brass Solos
(Book Numbers) – Vocal Solos
(Instrumentation/Voicing) – Small Instrumental Ens., Small and Lg. Vocal Ens.
Required Key – Level 6 Vocal Solos
Publisher Code
List of Contents
Listings With Required Editions
Section 110.15 (Viola Solos, Level 5), pg. 1-33:
Telemann,G./Katims – Concerto in G Major (Mvts. 1&2 or 3&4)…………ASE
(Any edition except Suzuki)
Section 220.16 (Oboe Solos, Level 6), pg. 4-35:
G Marcello,B. – Concerto in c minor (All) (w/orna.) (SMC ed. only)……SMC
Section 501.14 (Vocal Solos, Level 4), pg. 7-14:
Manning,R.- Shenandoah (This ed. only) …………………………………………….ECS
Listings With Specific Requirements
and Instrumentation
Section 280.42 (Mixed Woodwind Quartets, Level 2), pg. 4-129:
Beethoven,L./Erickson,F. – Two German Dances (Both) (3) (13)…………………...BELW
Section 359.93 (Brass Choir, Level 3), pg. 5-107:
Jacob,G.-Interludes from Music for a Festival (Nos. 1,2,5-All) (40300)………….BH
Section 811.4 (Chamber Winds, Level 4), pg. 10-33:
Bach,W.F. – Marches and Parade Pieces (Nos. 3,4,5,6,7-Any 3) (0022/2000)…CFP
Brass Listing Specifics
Section 302.11 (Trumpet Solos, Level 1), pg. 5-7:
Buchtel,F. – Jiggle a Bit (D)…………………………...............................................KJOS
Section 320.12 (Tenor Trombone Solos, Level 2), pg. 5-47:
Handel,G./Dishinger,R. – Allegro Concerto Grosso, Op.3,No.4 (c-f’)…………MMP
Vocal Listing Specifics
Section 501.13 (Vocal Solos, Level 3), pg. 7-11:
Copland,A.-Simple Gifts Old American Songs (114,116)……………………………………VBL
Section 501.16, Bass 1 (Vocal Solos, Level 6), pg. 7-29:
Mozart,A.-Abendempfindung (In German) (17,19,20,22-Bass,29-T) Eb Major....VBL
Listings with Contents
Section 241.15 (Bb Clarinet Solos, Level 5), pg. 4-48:
2 Bach,J.S./Caravan,R. – Bach for the Clarinet (Any 1 group)………………ETHO
Nos. 18,28,32-all
Nos. 21,23,24-all
Nos. 22,29,34-all
Nos. 3,20,30-all
Nos. 8,27,30-all
Finding NYSSMA Manual
Information online:
• www.nyssma.org
• Committees
• Manual
• Manual Page
Do you have questions/concerns
about a listing?
Email me: [email protected]
Call me: (585) 670-9252
Fax me: (585) 670-0214
The NYSSMA Manual Library
Can be viewed at:
• NYSSMA Winter Conference (late Nov./early Dec. – Rochester)
• NYSBDA Symposium (early March – Syracuse)
– Band instruments and ensembles only
• NYSSMA Summer Conference (mid/late August – Albany)
• Do you need in-service credit? Come and spend some time in the
Manual Library and I’ll sign your sheet!!
Who do I contact when I have……
???? Questions about anything to do with the NYSSMA Manual:
Manual Chairperson
???? Solo/Ensemble Festival, All-County, Area-All State Questions:
Festival Chairperson
(Check the mailings that you received, the festival calendar on the NYSSMA
website, or back pages of the SMN for contact information.)
???? General NYSSMA Questions (ex. Dues, fees, conference info.):
The NYSSMA Main Office
NYSSMA Main Office Contact information:
718 The Plain Rd.
Westbury, NY 11590
888-NYSSMA-1 (888-697-7621)
[email protected] (Dr. Steven Schopp, NYSSMA Executive Director)
???? A question and I’m not sure who to contact:
Manual Chairperson (I’ll steer you in the right direction!)
Festival Preparation
Know the Rules & Regulations!
5 Key Places to
1. General Rules & Regs.
2. Specific Rules & Regs. section
- ex. Regular Solos, All-State Solos, Small Ensembles, Major Ensembles.
3. Scales Requirements
4. Sight-Reading Requirements
5. Additional Requirements & Information
-Percussion (Section 6)
-Voice (Section 7)
-Jazz Solos (Section 9)
Festival Preparation
Check, double check, and triple check all requirements!!!
Required movements, variations, sections
Required editions
Cadenzas, Recitatives, Repeats
Piano accompaniment (required for All-State Soloists)
Required keys (Vocalists – Level 6)
Improvisation (Jazz Soloists)
Percussion requirements
Instrumentation (Small Ensembles)
$$ Music Purchases $$
Plan to purchase music as far ahead as possible.
How many original copies?
“Any Standard Edition Rule.” (pg.R-2, R-8, and R-15)
Copyright Rules on pg. R-5:
– Photocopies……a BIG “no-no”!!!
– Downloaded and printed music.
For Even More Information on
Festival Preparation…..
Adjudication Festival Committee Clinics:
• Saturday 9:30 -10:45, Cascade EF (Convention Center)
“How to Chair a Successful NYSSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival”
• Saturday 11:00-12:15, Cascade EF (Convention Center)
“The Successful NYSSMA All-State Solo Evaluation”
• Saturday 12:30-1:45, Cascade EF (Convention Center)
“The Successful NYSSMA Major Organization Evaluation Festival”