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2018 All-State Results

The results of this year’s All-State testing cycle were released on Wednesday, November 8. Now that our members have had time to share the results personally with their students, the 2018 All-State Chorus rosters may be accessed by clicking the desired chorus from the list below. If you have any questions, please contact David Verdoni, All-State Chair (allstate@fva.net).

In Memoriam: Lori Lovell

The Florida Vocal Association is sad to report that Dr. Lori Lovell, our dear friend and colleague, ended her battle with cancer on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at the age of 45. As the Director of Choral Activities at Maitland Middle School, Lori was loved and respected by her students and colleagues.

Lori was a special force in the lives of thousands of students, a musical blessing through her teaching and performing across the country, and a personal inspiration through her determined spirit and passion. Join us in celebrating Lori’s life and legacy with a special musical memorial service on Sunday, September 17. Click here for information.

Dr. Lovell held the degrees Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Ohio University, and Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University in Voice Performance.

In addition to public school teaching, Dr. Lovell has served on the voice faculty of Rollins College, the College of Southern Nevada, University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Ohio University, and West Virginia University – Parkersburg.

The Florida Vocal Association was especially blessed by her life, and we are richer for her presence, her joyful work, and her life’s example.

Hurricane Irma update

A message from the FVA President:

I know that many of us are still dealing with major effects of Hurricane Irma, but along with that we are starting to recover from Irma and beginning to return our focus to our jobs.

I have been receiving many emails regarding the All-State process. We are going to extend the online registration deadline by one week.  In addition, we are also extending the window for the Musicianship and Sight-reading portion of the audition process through September 30th. Your district chairman will have to make a decision for what is best for your district.

We as an association are trying our best to navigate through this. There will be circumstances where issues arise that we simply cannot foresee. With that being said, there may be a situation where a student may not be able to participate in this process this year. Due to hotel deadlines and other mitigating factors, we must forge forward through the process.

I love the Florida Vocal Association, our teachers, and the passion and focus we have on our students and their future. I am so proud be your President.

Your family, your homes, and your students are in my thoughts and prayers.

If you have any questions or concerns as we move forward in this All-State process, please feel free to email me at tommy@fva.net.

Tommy Jomisko
FVA President

2017-2018 All-State Omnibus now available

For all information regarding All-State 2018, please refer to the 2017-2018 All-State Omnibus, which is now available for download. If you have any further questions, please consult your District Chair or David Verdoni, All-State Chair.

2018 FVA State MPA Schedule

Please mark your calendars NOW with the dates and locations of the State MPA events assigned to your region! Registration for State MPA is due 10 days after your District MPA. Performance schedules will be posted approximately two weeks prior to each event.

State Solo/Ensemble MPA

  • North: March 16-17, 2018 at Santa Fe College (Gainesville)
  • Central: March 22-24, 2018 at Seminole State College (Lake Mary)
  • South: April 6-7, 2018 at Palm Beach Atlantic University (West Palm Beach)

State Choral MPA

  • North: April 16-17, 2018 at Faith Presbyterian Church (Tallahassee)
  • Central: April 23-27, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church (Lakeland)
  • South: April 18-20, 2018 at American Heritage School (Fort Lauderdale)

If you have any questions about State MPA events, contact Mark Scott, Executive Director.