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Final Instructions for State Choral MPA 2014


  1. 4 originals of music with measures numbered.
  2. Chaperone list with cell phone numbers (1 chaperone for every 10 students).
  3. Directors cell phone.
  4. Rosters are not needed.
  5. Any money owed.
  6. Announcer sheet for each choir performing.


  1. Choirs will be required to sit through the entire block as always.
  2. Each choir will have:
    1. 20 minutes in warm up
    2. 20 minutes stage time
    3. 20 minutes off stage clinic
    4. Each choir will be assigned a guide to take you to each phase.
    5. After the off stage clinic, each choir will return to the auditorium.

 General Rules:

  1. Chaperone must collect all cell phones before the block begins.
  2. Students who need to use the restroom must be accompanied by a chaperone.
  3. Food availability will vary with each site. Basically snacks and water at Central and North a little more substantial ( hot dogs, etc) at South.
  4. Plaques for choirs that earn superior will be given out on site.
  5. Order forms for plaques and superior chorus medals will be given when you check out.

SOUTH STATE Special Notes:

  1. American Heritage School hours are 7:45 AM – 3:00. Therefore traffic is heavy prior and post. Choirs should arrive at least 1 hour prior to the performance block to compensate for traffic issues.
  2. Bus entrance -
    • Buses are to enter via 118th Ave. (from Broward Blvd. turn south, at the light, onto 118th Ave.)
    • Buses will then turn right through the gate and follow the bus entrance.
    • Choirs may unload on the East side of the Fine Arts Building. Buses will then be moved to the basketball courts for parking.
    • Due to school dismissal times, buses will not be allowed to leave between 2:45 – 3:30 PM
  3. Visitors/Observers – Calvary Chapel Church is located directly across from American Heritage School. Please park in the East parking lot of Calvary Chapel.
  4. Concessions will be available for all time blocks.


The full schedule for State MPA is available through MPA Online. Below, you will find a simple outline of the blocks, not a full schedule.

Final Instructions for NORTH State S/E MPA 2014

  1. Buses may unload at the Fine Arts Center and park in lot 53.
  2. UPDATE from Mark Scott: I just received word that UNF is NOT going to require cars to get a parking pass. You can park in the garage next to the Fine Arts Center. They will not be writing tickets.
  3. They may then park in the garage next to the Fine Arts Center. Parking is not allowed on the first floor.
  4. Registration is in the Robinson West Lecture Hall, in the Fine Arts Center.
  5. Honors Recitals are at 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm on 4/11 and 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm on 4/12.

Room Assignments:

  • Robinson Main Theater- Dirk Donahue Special Category also Honors Recitals
  • Recital Hall Rm. 1200 Daniel Compher Ensemble/ Student Conductor
  • Choral Room 1404 Rebecca Loar Vocal Solo
  • Rm. 2403 Dr. Wanda Brister Vocal Solo
  • Rm. 2412 Peter Pursino Vocal Solo
  • Rm. 2610 Dr. Karen Coker Merritt Vocal Solo

Final Instructions for SOUTH State S/E MPA 2014

  1. All events will take place in the Vera Lea Riker Hall located at 326 Acacia Road, 33401
  2. Buses enter Acacia from Dixie Highway
  3. VLR Hall is approximately 200 feet on the right after turning onto Arcadia
  4. An officer will be on duty to guide the bus to unload students in front of the building
  5. Buses must exit. BUSES MAY NOT PARK AT PBA
  6. Cars enter Acacia from Dixie Highway
  7. An officer will be on duty to guide you to a reserved lot
  8. There are limited spaces available
  9. Car pooling will be greatly appreciated
  10. Have an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper with FVA printed in bold letters to show the officer as you approach
  11. Be patient and follow the officers directions.
The honors recitals for South State are:
Friday 4/4/14
12:00 pm-5:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday 4/5/14
If you have questions, please contact Mark Scott at exec@fva.net.

Final Instructions for CENTRAL State S/E MPA 2014

Information for South & North State S/E will be posted shortly.

Please bring to the site:

  1. 2 originals of music with measures numbered. Accompanist may use copy to play from but original must be available.
  2. Chaperone list with cell phone numbers (1 chaperone for every 10 students)
  3. Directors cell phone.
  4. Rosters are not needed.
  5. Any money owed.
  6. Parking for South and North will be posted at a later date.
  7. Central parking is not a problem.
  8. Registration for Central is in the Student Center.
  9. Honors recitals for Central are:
    • Thursday March 27th 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm
    • Friday March 28th 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm
    • Saturday March 29th. 12:00 pm
  10. If your schedule overlaps and you have a student recommended for the honors recital you may choose to perform on the later one.
  11. Please notify us when you register if you don’t wish for your students to be on the recital.
  12. Please call my cell after Wednesday, 904-521-5274 if you have any questions or problems. 904-284-1551 is a land line.
  13. I am looking forward to hearing your students, I hope State Solo and Ensemble is a great experience for you and your students.
  14. Additional information for South and North will be posted later.

Calling for Session Proposals & Performance Applications

sessions (1)We are now accepting Session Proposals and Ensemble Performance Applications for the 2015 FMEA Professional Development Clinic-Conference. All proposals and performance applications should be submitted on-line at www.FLMusicEd.org/Conference.

Questions can be directed to Wes Rainer, FVA Clinics Committee Chair.