What’s New?

All-State Practice Materials Updated

The resources available under the All-State menu have been updated to include the 2016-17 All-State Musicianship and Sight-reading Exam materials. These make excellent study guides for students.

NEW FOR 2017: The Middle School Sight-reading Exam will have an additional 4-measure exercise in 6/8 meter. While the minimum passing score of 8 measures will not be increased, it is important to prepare your students for this new exercise, as it will be computed into the final composite scores for seating in the middle school All-State Choruses. The exercise parameters, as well as 6 practice exercises to use with your students are posted on the Sight-reading Page.

  • The rationale for adding this very simple 6/8 exercise to the middle school exam is to assist in bridging the knowledge gap between the middle school and high school All-State exams as our students enter high school.

Summer Convention Flyer

The 2017 FVA Summer Convention flyer, including the convention schedule, has been posted!

We look forward to learning from members Brian NeSmith and Andrea Peacock, as well as from Dr. Melinda Doyle of the University of Montevallo (Alabama). In addition, we will honor our newest Hall of Fame members, recognize our 2017 Middle & High School Choirs of Distinction, and get ready for All-State 2018. We hope to see all members in Altamonte Springs on July 28 & 29!

FVA Summer Convention Registration

This year, the Florida Vocal Association is introducing online registration for the Summer Convention held on July 28 & 29 in Altamonte Springs! You may take advantage of the discounted Early Registration rate by itself, or combine it with your 2017-2018 NAfME/FMEA/FVA Membership Renewal and pay for it all in a single transaction through July 15. If you choose this option, you will be able to pay online through FMEA’s secure site, or print an invoice to mail with a check to the FMEA Office in Tallahassee.

Note: After July 15, summer convention registration must be done onsite in Altamonte Springs, but membership renewal may still be done online through the FMEA website.

2017 High School Choirs of Distinction

The Florida Vocal Association congratulates the following choruses, who were selected at the FVA State Choral MPA as the 2017 High School Choirs of Distinction! These 16 choruses from 12 schools – and their directors – will be recognized at this year’s Awards Ceremony at the FVA Summer Convention on Friday, July 28 in Altamonte Springs.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts (District 14)
Belle Chanson & Singers
Ken Taylor, Director

Bloomingdale High School (District 7)
Chamber Choir
Jason Locker, Director

Boynton Beach Community High School (District 14)
Dimensional Harmony
Sterling Frederick, Director

Dr. Phillips High School (District 8)
Premier
Chris Barletta, Director

Freedom High School (District 8)
Patriot Singers
Shannon Lyles, Director

Jensen Beach High School (District 13)
Advanced Women’s Choir & Jubilate 2017
James Paul, Director

Lake Nona High School (District 8)
Combined Women’s Chorus
Isiah Maxey, Director

Leon High School (District 3)
Madrigal Singers & Melodears
Tabitha Peck & Peter Pursino, Directors

Navarre High School (District 1)
Concert Choir
Caroline Buechner, Director

Niceville Senior High School (District 1)
Opus One & Select Women
Michael Dye & Sarah Leaman, Directors

Palm Beach Gardens High School (District 14)
Women’s Chorus
Jamie Bryan, Director

West Orange High School (District 8)
Bel Canto
Jeffery Redding, Director

2017 Middle School Choirs of Distinction

The Florida Vocal Association congratulates the following choirs, which were selected by their district adjudication panels as the first ever Middle School Choirs of Distinction! These 11 choirs from 9 schools – and their directors – will be recognized at this year’s Awards Ceremony at the FVA Summer Convention on Friday, July 28 in Altamonte Springs.

Bak Middle School of the Arts (District 14)
Chorale & Girl’s Chorus
Connie Drosakis & Matthew Bischoff, Directors

Burns Middle School (District 7)
Bravura
Andrea Peacock, Director

C.W. Ruckel Middle School (District 1)
Women’s Chorus
Michelle Tredway, Director

Carlos E. Haile Middle School (District 11)
Swing Choir
Sarah O’Kelly, Director

Florida Christian School (District 16)
Jubilation Middle School Choir
Jeannine Stemmer, Director

Hunter’s Creek Middle School (District 8)
Singers
Alex Pollard, Director

Lake Nona Middle School (District 8)
Treble Voices & Boys Chorus
Courtney Connelly & Ashley Majka, Directors

Martinez Middle School (District 7)
Advanced Women’s Chorus
R. Chad DeLoach, Director

Southwood Middle School (District 16)
Chorale
Deborah Mar & Jessica Loman, Directors