Celebrating our 45th Summer!
New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA)
of Orchestral Studies is the
final school hosted by Skidmore College. 95 students selected from
statewide auditions reside and study at Skidmore College under the Artistic
Direction of Principal Conductor Luis Biava, former Principal 2nd Violin and Associate Conductor of the
Philadelphia Orchestra. Students study with members of the Philadelphia
Orchestra during their summer residency at SPAC while studying a repertoire
which parallels that of the Orchestra. Small coaching sessions with the
Philadelphia artists provide students with the opportunity to learn technique
and rehearsal skills through the shared repertory.