Solo Festivals


 Each year the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) holds a solo festival.  Students performing at the festival will prepare a solo to perform for an adjudicator along with a short sight-reading example.  Performing a solo provides vocalists with an opportunity to focus on and improve their singing skills as they prepare their solo.  The judge will provide feedback and comments on their vocal performance and students will receive a rating. These ratings can be used to determine if singers will be accepted into All-State, Area All-State, and Bi-County choral ensembles.


For HIGH SCHOOL students, the 2017 NYSSMA solo festival will the held Friday, April 7 & Saturday, April 8 at the Carthage High School.  Individual times will be announced at a later time.

The MIDDLE SCHOOL students in 7th & 8th grade will perform at an In-House Solo Festival here at South Jeff in June 3, 2016.  Individual times during the school day TBA.


Singers need to rehearse with Mrs. Bast.  Sign-up for a lesson in the choral room.  Also you can click here to find recordings of your song so that you can practice at home on your own.