skip to main content

Music & Fine Arts 

2021 Virtual NYSSMA Festivals

This year the Sachem NYSSMA Solo & Small Ensemble will be done in a virtual format. The virtual format has brought about a number of changes we would like to bring to your attention. NYSSMA has provided a good deal of information for students and parents so you can familiarize yourself with the virtual NYSSMA adjudication process before you register and work towards your performance. Please find that information below along with a link to our registration form. All participants must use our online registration form and one separate form must be filled out for each child and for each solo that it being registered for. If you have any questions about the solo & small ensemble adjudication process that are not answered below, please contact your child's music teacher or for grades K-5 and for grades 6-12.

  • Riverhead Piano Festival registration deadline: January 15th – Fast Approaching!
  • West Islip Jazz, Guitar and Drum set festival registration deadline – January 29th
  • Sachem Solo & Ensemble Festival registration deadline – February 26th
  • Middle Country All-State Festival registration deadline – March 26th


2021 Sachem NYSSMA Solo & Small Ensemble Virtual Festival Registration Form


Mission Statement

Through a comprehensive curriculum in performing and fine arts, the Sachem Department for Music and Fine Arts will help prepare students to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, effective communicators and wise decision makers. This will be accomplished through the use of the New York State Standards for the Arts and/or the Common Core State Standards at all grade levels. The department will maintain an environment that promotes intellectual challenge, creativity, social and emotional growth, and the self-discipline and focus of each student. We believe that as a result of experiencing the arts through the Sachem Music and Fine Art Curriculum, our students will be able to:

  • Respond to the arts in subjective, aesthetic, analytic and evaluative ways
  • Imagine, create and think abstractly through the arts
  • Interpret the arts as a reflection of the life, values and ideas of this and other cultures
  • Increase awareness, respect and appreciation for the art and music heritage of America and that of other countries
  • Interpret ideas, attitudes and feelings effectively through involvement in the arts
  • Become life-long learners and lovers of the arts as either consumers, performers, creators or teachers

    Important Links





    Follow Sachem Music and Performing Arts on Instagram 

    Contact Information:

    George Macchio
    Chairperson for Elementary Music
    Phone: 631-716-8200 x5202
    Fax: 631-471-1798

    David Jaklitsch
    Chairperson for Secondary Music
    Phone: 631-471-1400 x5666
    Fax: 631-471-1798

    Amanda Foran
    District Art Department Chairperson
    (631) 471-1400 x5654

    Karen Skippon
    Secretary for Music & Art
    Phone: 631-471-1464
    Fax: 631-471-1798

    Donna Vara
    Secretary for BOCES Arts in Education
    Phone: 631-471-1464
    Fax: 631-471-1798


    Sachem Central School District
    51 School Street
    Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779