Thursday, 18 November 2021 14:13

NYSSMA Returns with In-Person All-State/Winter Conference; Saratoga Senior Named to All-State Mixed Chorus

SARATOGA SPRINGS/WESTBURY — The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) has announced a return to the Rochester Riverside Convention Center and the historic Eastman Theatre on Dec. 2 – 5 for the 2021 All-State Festival and Winter Conference, after the pandemic forced a cancellation in 2020. 

Maxwell Novik, a senior at Saratoga Springs High School, has been selected as a Bass I to the 2021 Mixed Chorus. He will participate in a concert held in the Eastman Theatre in Rochester during the annual NYSSMA Winter Conference. Maxwell will be accompanied by SSHS Choir Director Karen Houlahan. 

During his time there, Maxwell will participate in several rehearsals with students from across New York State. He will be completing Zoom sectionals and recording part checks to submit to the Mixed Chorus chairperson to demonstrate his preparation of the challenging repertoire. 

Maxwell is an extremely dedicated, active, and accomplished singer, signing as a member of the SSHS Choraliers, participating in the NYSSMA Solo Festival, taking private vocal lessons, and as a member of SCHWA Capella, a student-led after school signing ensemble. 

For more information about the New York State School Music Association, or to purchase All-State Concert ticket, go to 

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