Calling New York High School Music and Arts Students: New York State Summer School of the Arts Accepting Applications For 2015 Program

Applications are being accepted for the 2015 New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA). Auditions begin in January and will be held throughout New York State. A complete schedule of audition sites, application materials and program information is available on the NYSSSA website.

Started in 1970, NYSSSA is a program of the New York State Education Department which provides talented high school students unique opportunities to work with some of the world’s foremost artists in the visual and performing arts.

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The program features studies in seven subjects:

About NYSSSA:

Founded in 1970, NYSSSA provides talented high school students the opportunity to study with some of the world’s foremost artists in the visual and performing arts. Four weeks of intensive work and interaction with internationally acclaimed artists and performing arts companies, such as the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra, give students a unique opportunity to experience the rigors of their chosen arts field.

Students are accepted into the schools through a competitive audition process conducted by the artistic staff. Tuition rates are maintained at a modest level and tuition assistance is available, enabling every student who qualifies the opportunity to participate in this life-changing program. NYSSSA serves an important need to foster and enhance the artistic abilities of the state’s most gifted young artists regardless of race, religion or economic status. Follow-up studies on the program have identified former students who now hold positions within top professional companies around the world.