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Summer Convention 2015

FVA Summer Convention Flyer 2015Register now! The theme for this year’s conference is Strategies for Success in the 21st Century Classroom.

To pre-register, view the schedule, and other details, please visit the Summer Convention page. We hope to see you there!

Audience packet for Hall of Fame concert

In addition to the Summer Awards Chorale performance, we will ALL have the opportunity to raise our voices together in community to sing 3 gems of the choral literature on July 31 at the FVA Hall of Fame Concert. Click below to download the Hall of Fame Audience Sheet Music Packet if you have an iPad or other tablet device that you can bring to the FVA Business Meeting/Hall of Fame program on Friday evening.

This will assist us in not wasting paper, or having to chase after borrowed copies of music following the event. IF YOU ARE SINGING IN THE SUMMER AWARDS CHORALE, your sheet music packet may be found on the Summer Awards Chorale event page on Facebook!

Going off the board

Florida Vocal Association said goodbye to several long-time, committed board members at the spring board meeting. Each has made a significant contribution to the organization.

Julia House, District 2, is retiring from the FVA Board after serving numerous terms as District Chair. At the May Board meeting Mark Scott presented her with a plaque declaring her “District Chair Emeritus!”

David Pletincks is retiring from the FVA Board after serving a 4 year term as the Middle School/Junior High Chair-Elect and Chair.

Bradley Franks has served as FVA President-Elect, President, and Past-President and is retiring from the Board. Brad was President during a time of transition and his steady leadership has been appreciated by all of FVA.

Choirs of Distinction 2015

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.

Coral Reef Senior High School
Select Mixed Choir
Adam Cahill, Director

Everglades High School
Legacy Chamber Choir
ShanPatrick Davis, Director

Alexander W. Dreyfoos SOTA
Belle Chanson
Arts Singers
Arlene Graham Sparks, Director

Leon High School
Capital Singers
Dr. Judy Arthur, Director

Niceville Senior High School
Bel Canto
Chamber Singers
Michael Dye, Director

Paxon School for Advanced Studies
Women’s Chorus
Dr. Samuel Shingles, Director

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

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

Freedom High School
Varsity Choir
Patriot Singers
Edward Rothmel & Shannon Lyles, Directors

Central State Choral MPA 2015

Central State Final Instructions

  • Google directions to First Presbyterian Church 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive Lakeland 33801
  • Buses may unload in front of the church then park in the designated area
  • Students must enter through the main doors to the Sanctuary
  • No food or water will be available so plan ahead
  • There are programs going on in the church all day so be aware and monitor your students
  • Make sure a chaperone escorts your student if he needs to use the restroom

Time Blocks Central State:

Wednesday April 29. 2015

8:40-12:00
Starts with Auburndale ends with Haines City

12:40-3:20
Starts with Bloomingdale and ends Leesburg Chamber

3:20-6:00
Starts with Space Coast end with Pine Ridge Women

6:00-8:00
Starts with St. Cloud Mixed ends with Sarasota Chamber

There is no official break in the afternoon for the judges .Schools that are finished may leave after Leesburg Chamber. Space Coast will report directly to warm up and sing at 3:20 Schools that are finished may leave at 6:00pm, St. Cloud and Pine Ridge may leave after their last choir sings.

Thursday April 30, 2015

8:40-11:40
Starts with Ridge Community ends with Voices of Hagerty

12:40-3:40
Starts with Colonial Women ends with Harrison Chamber

4:00-6:00
Starts with Viera Beginning Women ends with Colonial Men

7:00-9:00
Starts with Viera Advanced Women ends with Spruce Creek Concert

Friday May 1, 2015

8:40-11:40
Starts with Dr. Phillips Men ends with Dr. Phillips Harmonia

12:40-3:40
Starts with Largo Chamber ends with Sebring Varsity

4:00-7:00
Starts with Riverview Chamber ends with Poinciana Bella Voce

I had to adjust the last block due to 2 schools with 4 choirs cancelling at the last minute. Choirs scheduled over 2 blocks may leave after their last choir sings. If you can’t stay until 7:20 let me know and we will work it out.