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Stetson Men’s Choir Festival 2018

A message from Dr. Tim Peter from Stetson University:

“You are invited to bring your tenors and basses to the Stetson Men’s Choir Festival on Friday, January 26. It is a great one-day event! The registration deadline is January 22. Looking forward to seeing you and working with your guys.”

All-State Chorus Newsletters

As in previous years, FVA has prepared newsletters for the 6 All-State Choruses to assist directors, students, and parents in preparing for the event. Each newsletter contains information regarding schedules, venues, sheet music & performance attire requirements, and many more items specific to each chorus. Click on the link for your chorus below to download!

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