Music Department

The Niskayuna Schools Department of Music Education serves as a resource for the development of musical knowledge, musical skill through performance, aesthetic exploration, attitude development, and provides for the personal growth of each individual. The primary goal of this department is to promote music as an art, through self-discipline and self-expression. In the spring of 2014, the NAMM Foundation recognized the Niskayuna Central School District for its outstanding commitment to music education by naming it one of 375 “Best Communities for Music Education (BCME)” in the country.

The Little Mermaid
the little mermaid poster

Mark your calendars! The Niskayuna High School Department of Music is set to proudly present “The Little Mermaid” on the following dates:

February 27  at 7:30 p.m.
February 28 at 7:30 p.m.
February 29 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students. All seating is reserved.

To purchase tickets online, please visit

You can also purchase tickets from the box office located at the high school from Feb. 24 – Feb. 28 from 10:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., at the main entrance when school is in session.

NYSSMA Solo Festival 2020 Registration

The NYSSMA Solo Festival will take place April 3-4 at Voorheesville. The registration deadline is January 24, 2020. More information & complete registration details. 

NYSSMA Piano Solo Festival 2020 Registration

The NYSSMA Piano Solo Festival will take place March 6-7. The registration deadlline is January 17, 2020.  More information & complete registration details. 

High School Music Program

The basic purpose of the music program is to give students the opportunity to find a richer life by guiding them to a better understanding of music. Learn more about the High School Music Program

Middle School Music Program

All students in grades 6-8 receive general instruction in music and have the opportunity to participate in chorus and grade-level string orchestras and bonds. Learn more about the Middle School Music Program

Elementary School Music Program

Elementary school students receive general music instruction 1-2 times per week depending upon their grade level. All grade 4/5 students are part of the school chorus. Students may begin studying a string instrument in grade 4 and a band instrument in grade 5. Learn more about the Elementary Music Program

Friends of Niskayuna Music

Niskayuna Friends of Music is a volunteer organization dedicated to fostering the music education, performance and enjoyment of the students of the Niskayuna School District. Visit the Friends of Music website