The 2015 New York State School Music Association manual is available for purchase on the NYSSMA website (nyssma.org). As manuals are updated every three years, this edition is effective only until July 2015.
NYSSMA is a professional association supporting young musicians, music teachers and music education in New York State. NYSSMA puts on several music festivals throughout the year. Student musicians perform solo and with ensembles in front of NYSSMA judges to receive professional critiques based on their musical abilities. The songs students perform must come from the NYSSMA manual, which lists compositions based on difficulty, as well as festival rules and bylaws. The full manual is more than 600 pages.