New York State Summer School of the Arts

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About Us

  • 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 Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, 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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