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Final Instructions for State Solo & Ensemble MPA

General instructions for all sites:

  • 2 originals of music with measures numbered. Accompanist may use copied to play from but original must be readily available in the room.
  • Chaperone list (1 for every 10 students not including the director)
  • Cell phone numbers for director and chaperones
  • Rosters are not needed
  • Be prepared to note any cancellations.
  • Any money owed must be paid when you register.
  • Honors recitals will be listed with individual site information.
  • Students selected for the recital must perform the song selected by the adjudicator.

North State

  • March 16-17, 2015
  • Jacksonville University 2800 University Blvd. North Jacksonville, Fl. 32211
  • Google directions to Jacksonville University, contact me if you have any problems
  • Registration will be held in the lobby of the Swisher Auditorium, left side of the campus next to the Fine Arts Building
  • JU is on spring break so parking should be no problem
  • Buses can let students off at the registration area but may not park there. They can park in the large parking area.
  • Snack foods will be available for purchase but no major food.
  • Honors Recitals are held in Terry Concert Hall at the following times:
    • Monday March 16, 2015 12:00 pm and 5:00 PM
    • Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00pm and 3:00 pm

Central State

  • March 19-21, 2015
  • Seminole State College 100 Weldon Road Sanford, Florida 32773-6199
  • Google directions to Seminole State College, contact me if you have any problems.
  • Registration is in the student center, multi purpose room C-110 B
  • Parking is open buses will need to drop students off and park in an open area
  • Classes are not in session on Friday or Saturday
  • Food is available Thursday until six and Friday until four.
  • Honors Recitals are held in the Concert Hall at the following times:
    • Thursday March 19, 2015 5:00 pm and 8:00pm
    • Friday March 20, 2015 12:00 pm and 4:30 pm
    • Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00 pm and 4:30 pm

South State

  • Specific information on South State S&E will be posted later

Final Notes

  • I have worked to accommodate your requests as best as I could.
  • The schedules are tight so please be on time
  • Call me at 904-284-1551 if you have any questions or problems
  • After March 15, 2015 call my cell 904-521-5274

Have a great State MPA!

Mark Scott, FVA Executive Director

Newly elected officers

Congratulations and welcome to our newly elected officers. Tommy Jomisko is our new President-Elect, and Jeannine Stemmer is our new Middle School / Junior High Chair-Elect. Thank you for your continuing commitment to FVA!

Newly elected officers

Tommy Jomisko & Jeannine Stemmer


Winner of FVA Composition Award

Michael Creighton of Winter Park High School was this year’s recipient of the FVA Composition Award. Congratulations, Michael! For more information about the FVA Composition Contest, visit fva.net/composition.

Michael Creighton of Winter Park High School

Michael Creighton of Winter Park High School

Candidates for FVA President-Elect

FVA members are encouraged to get to know their candidates for President-Elect and Middle School Chair-Elect. The election will take place at the general business meeting on Thursday of the FMEA Convention.

FVA General Business Meeting
Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Marriott Waterside Room: Grand Ballroom

Candidates for President-Elect:
Candidates for Middle School Chair-Elect:
  • Rosemary Caldwell Collins of Safety Harbor Middle School in Pinellas County
  • Jeannine Miranda Stemmer of Florida Christian School in Miami

All State/Conference Reminders

A message from Judy Arthur, FVA President:

FVA members are encouraged to attend an important FVA Business meeting on Thursday afternoon, 5:00 pm, in the Marriott Waterside Ballroom. The membership will be electing a new President-Elect and Middle School Chair-Elect.

Directors with students in the High School Men’s Choir should have given their students copies of the music for Clarion Call which was sent in an email in early December. The tracks for Clarion Call are on this website. Please be sure your guys know this piece when they arrive in Tampa. This is the first of what we hope will be many commissioned works by FVA and FBA.