Area All-State
Music Festival

Each NYSSMA Zone across New York State hosts a music festival for high school music students. The festival takes place over the course of two days, Friday evening and Saturday. At the conclusion of the festival, the musicians perform a concert for the public. This year, the Zone 4 Area All-State festival was held November 17-18 at John C. Birdlebough High School (Phoenix/Oswego County).  The top students in the tri-county area came together to put on an amazing weekend of music. Many thanks to Liza Grethel and the teachers at Phoenix for hosting an outstanding festival!

For Zone 4, a traditional festival includes the following ensembles:

To be considered, students must perform a level 5, 6, or All-State NYSSMA Solo during the previous school year. Students will work with their music teacher to submit their NYSSMA score sheet and an application for consideration. Eligible students are selected by a panel of music teachers across the Zone. Please see your music teacher with questions or for more information.