The announced excerpts for the 2015-2016 All-State Vocal Auditions have been released! The measures to be tested, along with “Music Minus One” tracks for all excerpts, may be found in the Vocal Audition page of the All-State tab, or by simply clicking below!
All-State Vocal Audition Announced Excerpts
by Jason Locker on October 5, 2015
High School Concert Choir “Opt Out” Guidelines
by Jussi Doherty on September 30, 2015
Due to multiple requests, the decision has been made to allow directors to move students out of the Concert Chorus audition pool into the Men’s or Women’s audition pool prior to Vocal Quality auditions. The intent is to allow students who might be on the lower edge of the Concert Choir audition pool to prepare for the choir that they will be more likely to participate in at the January conference. They will “opt out” of Concert Chorus (much like we allow students to “opt out” of Reading Chorus consideration). Full details are in the document below.
Important All State student eligibility information
by Jussi Doherty on September 2, 2015
FMEA has instituted some clarifications for student eligibility for All-State, particularly students that are home schooled. Please read the information below and find attached a form that must be submitted for the effected students. Please submit this form with your All-State registration materials to your District Chair. Thanks!
Any secondary student participating in the Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) All State performing ensemble must be enrolled/registered at a public school, a private school, a public charter school, a home education music cooperative, or a virtual school. In addition, the student must be a regularly participating member in the appropriate middle school or high school performing ensemble (band, chorus, orchestra, guitar) from that school, and sponsored by the Active FMEA/Component member teacher from that school. A home-education student must either be a regularly participating member in an ensemble listed above or enrolled/registered at a home education music cooperative. In addition, the student must be a regular participating member of an ensemble equivalent to the above in the music cooperative. Home education students, must be sponsored by their Active FMEA/Component member teacher from that home education music cooperative.
(Home Education Students must fill out and turn in the Home Education Registration Form below as part of their All-State Application.)
All-State Omnibus 2015-16 now available
by Jussi Doherty on August 26, 2015
The All-State Omnibus is a resource for directors containing all of the information for the 2015-2016 Florida Vocal Association All-State Choirs audition cycle! Inside you will find…
- An overview of this year’s audition cycle with important deadline information
- The FVA Contract and FMEA Contracts- all students must complete these or they cannot audition. (Please make sure the FMEA Contract is copied front-to-back on one piece of paper!)
- Information about part splits
- Procedures sheets for each portion of the audition
- … and much more!
Directors- Please make sure that your District Chairman has an accurate and reliable e-mail for you and that no FVA e-mails are finding their way into your spam folder. All-State updates and information will be communicated via e-mail, this website, and on the FVA Facebook page.
FMEA High School Student Jazz Vocal Soloist Mentoring/Performance Clinic
by Jussi Doherty on August 25, 2015
Below you will find information concerning the Jazz Vocal mentoring clinic and the HS jazz vocalist performance audition. This event has occurred during our FMEA conference for several years and has been a smashing success. Please feel free to contact Lisa Kelly directly if you have any questions.