Numerous student musical events have been canceled for the coming school year, the New York State School Music Association announced Tuesday.
Among the cancellations are all of the All-State Festival for the 2020-21 school yar, the conference All-State, the 2020 Winter Conference and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
The inability to assure social distancing under Covid-19 regulations was a major factor.
Selections for the 2020 All-State ensembles are complete. Accepted students and alternates will be sent letters in late August acknowledging their status. “While we cannot have the festival, we believe it is important to acknowledge the musical efforts of those students who applied by recognizing their acceptance into our prestigious ensembles. We hope that in some small way teachers, families, and friends can find a way to celebrate the accomplishment of making a New York All-State Ensemble,” said Dr. David M. Brown, president of the association.