NYSSSA is comprised of seven residential schools offer training in the
specific disciplines of ballet, choral studies, dance, media arts, orchestral
studies, theatre and visual arts. Each program runs for 4 weeks and all
students reside on our host college campuses during this period.
NYSSSA artistic staff are internationally acclaimed peforming and visual
artists. Our schools partner with artists from performing arts companies and
venues including the New York City
the Saratoga Performing Arts Center
and the Chautauqua Institution.
NYSSSA provides young artists a unique opportunity to experience the
discipline and rigors of their chosen arts field. Students work in small groups
with their instructors and often are scheduled for one-on-one sessions with
professionals in their arts discipline. Students will experience the daily life
of top professional artists while immersing themselves in a community of with
students, faculty and staff who share the same passion for their designated art.
NYSSSA is open to all NYS High School aged students or appropriately
qualified students. Students are accepted into the schools through a
competitive audition/adjudication process held throughout the State each
winter. Tuition rates are kept at a modest level and tuition assistance is
available for students with financial need.
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