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
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The NYSSMA Manual Office, Warehouse, and Distribution Center!!!! Chris Struzik (now 16) Matt Struzik (now 14) July 2009
The NYSSMA Manual Office, Warehouse, and Distribution Center!!!! July 2009
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History of the NYSSMA Manual The history of the NYSSMA Manual and music contests go hand-in-hand…… 1907 NAfME was founded. 1925 First National contests held. – The contest-festivals continued through the 30s. – 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 todays 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: NYSSMAs 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 1940) -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- 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. Elvin L. Freeman
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 lists. – 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 school. 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 1 st. 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 Entry/Typesetter/Printer). – Mid August 2014 – Manual Committees revisions are finished. – June through November 2014 – Revisions are added to the Manuals 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!!
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 Preface Acknowledgements 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 3Classical 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) Footnotes Abbreviations Publisher Index Alphabetical Index
Other Important Information (and where to find it) Blurbs Footnotes Abbreviations -
Section Numbers 2 1 5. 3 6 215Section Name (Flute Ensembles) 100s Strings 200s Woodwinds 300s Brass 400s Percussion 500s Voice 600s Piano 700s Jazz Solos 800s Major Organizations 3Number of Players (Trios) 6NYSSMA Level (6) Note: This is also explained on pg. vii in the Manual
NYSSMA Manual Listing Anatomy Footnote(s) Composer /Arranger Title Major Work (Requirements) (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
Do you have questions/concerns about a listing? Email me: email@example.com@nyssma.org 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 Ill 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: NYSSMA 718 The Plain Rd. Westbury, NY 11590 888-NYSSMA-1 (888-697-7621) Executive@nyssma.org (Dr. Steven Schopp, NYSSMA Executive Director) ???? A question and Im not sure who to contact: Manual Chairperson (Ill 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) Scales Sight-Reading 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: BIG – 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