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Register for Summer Convention 2016

Register_Now2Register now for the FVA Summer Convention!

Be advised that Head’s Choral Panorama (July 28 – 29, 2016) and FVA Summer Convention (July 29 – 30, 2016) are held consecutively at the same location, but they require separate registration forms.

The pre-registration deadline for FVA Summer Convention is July 1. After that date, participants can register on-site. Contact Mark Scott with questions.

Looking for the schedule and other details? Look no further!

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Choirs of Distinction 2016

awardsThe choirs of distinction are those that earned straight superiors at State MPA. Two or three of the adjudicators have to select them for performance honors.

Niceville High School
Niceville Singers
Opus One
Select Women
Bel Canto
Michael Dye, Director

Jensen Beach High School
Concert Choir
Advanced Women
Jubilate 2016
James Paul, Director

Dr. Phillips High School
Concert Choir
Premier
Cora Bella
Chris Barletta, Director

Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts
School of the Arts Belle Chanson
School of the Arts Singers
Arlene Graham Sparks, Director

Lois Cowles Harrison School for Performing Arts
Women’s Choir
Chamber Choir
Kristopher Ridgley, Director

Martin County High School
OPUS 2016 Treble Chorus
OPUS 2016 Chorale
Shane Thomas, Director

West Orange High School
Bel Canto
Concert Choir
Jeff Redding & Daryl Yasay, Directors

Boynton Beach High School
Dimensional Harmony 16
Sterling Fredrick, Director

Coral Gables High School
Women’s Ensemble
Mary Morrow, Director

Freedom High School
Patriot Singers
Shannon Lyles & Eric Glaze, Directors

Paul J. Hagerty High School
Voices of Hagerty
Tori Rathbun, Director

Jones High School
Concert Choir
Andrea Green, Director

Leon High School
Madrigal Singers
Dr. Judy Arthur, Director

Navarre High School
Treble Choir
Caroline Buechner, Director

Joe E. Newsome High School
Chamber Choir
Jeff Bogue, Director

Osceola School of the Arts
Women’s Choir
Lisa Testa, Director

Titusville High School
Combined Women
Minnie Orr, Director

University High School
Concert Choir
Yelitza Greene & Jay Dunn, Directors

FVA Composition Contest

Brian Brown, Harrison School for the Arts, 2016 Winner

Brian Brown, Harrison School for the Arts, 2016 Winner

Attention Choral Students!

Are you an aspiring composer?  Would you love to hear your music performed by a Florida All-State Chorus?  If so, check out the FVA Choral Composition Contest!

The deadline for entries is September 15, so the summer months are the perfect time to work on your submission!  For more information, visit the FVA Choral Composition Contest Page, or contact Kevin Albright, FVA Music Committee Chair.

Spring Director Meetings

image of gavelDo you know when your district spring meeting is scheduled? See our calendar to find out! If details are missing, see your district web page or contact your district chair directly.

2016 State Concert MPA Instructions

See below for time blocks and general instructions for State. Instructions apply to all three sites: North, Central, and South.

Time Blocks for State MPA 2016
South State Message for Directors

Directors attending South State Concert MPA should read this letter from American Heritage School.

General instructions for FVA Concert State 2016
  • Bring 4 copies of the music with measures numbered
  • Organize your music before you register, this will help expedite things
  • Chaperone list 1 for every 10 students not including the director or accompanist
  • Cell phone numbers for director and chaperones
  • 4 copies of the auxiliary information sheets if you choose to use them ( not required).
  • Collect all cell phones before the block starts
  • Parents should not be on their cell phones in the performance areas
  • Students are allowed to use the restroom but must be escorted by a chaperone
  • At check out, make sure you have all your music, recordings, and rating sheets
  • BE ON TIME-THE SCHEDULES ARE TIGHT AND DIFFICULT TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS
  • You are required to stay for an entire block
  • Instructions for each site will be printed on a separate page
  • Schools that are scheduled over 2 blocks may leave after their last group performs
  • Schools with more than 2 choirs may opt out of the additional clinics
  • Please make sure you and your chaperones monitor your students. These are nice venues and we want to use them again next year.
  • State has grown again this year, a great problem. Please help all of us to maintain a high quality professional event.

Thank you for your patience. I look forward to hearing your choirs. Sing well!

Mark Scott, Executive Director