Many student at Amadeus participate in the New York State School Music Association festival where they are evaluated by judges and given written comments and a score. This can help to ascertain whether a student is doing well and how they can improve in their course of studies. Students that have achieved an excellent score may be invited to perform as part of the all county or statewide ensemble performances in classical music, jazz, choir etc. Participating in NYSSMA can motivate students to practice and improve their self-esteem.
Everyone in private lessons above beginner level can prepare for NYSSMA if they choose. All Amadeus students get NYSSMA preparation at no charge.
Non-Amadeus students can sign up for a package of lessons specifically designed to prepare for NYSMMA for a fee.
Please call for details.