Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.
Friends Academy Celebrates Unity Day with First Community Group Meetings

On Thursday, October 10, the Friends Academy community wore orange to honor Unity Day, part of Bullying Prevention Month. The day was also marked with the first meetings of all-school Community Groups, which bring together students and adults in all divisions to strengthen bonds across campus.


Important Documents:

2020 Festival Dates & Fees


  • March 23-24: Levels 1-6 VOICE, INSTRUMENT, or JAZZ PIANO (at Long Island Lutheran H.S.) NON-ALL STATE only (Accompanist for vocalists optional)
  • May 11-12: Levels 1-6 PIANO - CLASSICAL (at LIU Post)
  • April 3-4: All-State Level 6 INSTRUMENT OR VOICE (at Herricks H.S.)
  • May 29-30: All-State Level 6 JAZZ (at Mineola H.S.; advanced 10th and 11th graders only; accompanists are required)

  *Students MUST be enrolled in the corresponding school ensemble in order to be eligible for All-County or All-State consideration:

  • Chorus/Orchestra/Wind Ensemble/Jazz Band
  • You may not sign up for an All-State audition if you do not participate in the corresponding ensemble.


All billing for each event will be handled through the school (FA office). 
Please plan to attend as NYSSMA will NOT refund fees for missed events.

Register for NYSSMA 2020

Click here to complete registration. Please register by Friday, January 24th. IMPORTANT: A separate registration form must be filled out for each student and for each event.

Contact or 516-393-4248 if you have any questions about NYSSMA Registration.