NYSSMA cancels 2020 All-State Festival, Winter conferences

NYSSMA cancels 2020 All-State Festival, Winter conferences Photo: MGN Online.

Created: July 28, 2020 10:16 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York State School Music Association is canceling its 2020 All-State Festival and Winter conferences.

Organizers say this was decision was made due to the fact that the safety of 900 students and 2,000 educators can not currently be guaranteed.


“The selection process for the 2020 All-State ensembles are complete and students will be notified in August of their status,” NYSSMA President Dr. David Brown said.

He says that it is important to the organization that the students’ efforts are recognized despite the cancellation of the conference. 

Normally, the conferences are held annually at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

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