Summer Convention 2017

HiltonPrior to the start of classes, FVA holds its Summer Convention (formerly called Pre-School Convention). At this time, teachers are afforded an excellent opportunity to renew professional acquaintances, meet new people and to participate in enlightening workshops. This convention is designed to address concerns and discuss ideas that are immediately applicable to teaching in the upcoming year. Always useful are the choral reading sessions where new or tried-and-true music is introduced. Single copies of the FVA Music List are available for browsing. All-State music for SH, JH/MS and Treble Concert choruses is read and sometimes conducted by the January clinician. One of the two General Membership meetings is held at this time.

Registration / General Info

Be advised that Head’s Choral Panorama (July 27 – 28, 2017) and FVA Summer Convention (July 28 – 29, 2017) are held consecutively at the same location, but they require separate registration forms.

Hotel Information

The convention is held at the Altamonte Springs/Orlando Hilton Hotel at 350 S. Northlake Blvd., Altamonte Springs. Make your reservations directly with Hilton (800-678-4380). State the name of the hotel, “Hilton Orlando Altamonte Springs” and mention the group code (to be announced).

Driving Directions

From I-4, take the exit for SR 436 (#92). Go east on SR 436 to the stoplight just east of I-4 (Northlake Blvd.). Turn right (south) at the light and follow the road past the shopping center, around a long curve and you will come to the hotel on your right.

Adjudicator Training and/or Re-Certification Sessions

The adjudicator session AND re-certification sessions are held Wednesday just before Summer Convention at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs Hotel. The regular training session will begin at 9:00AM and continue until 5:00PM.

To register for this session, fill out the registration form and mail along with a check ($35 fee payable to FVA) to Dale Choate. Registering on site Wednesday morning is $45 if you have not pre-registered.

For questions or more information, contact the chairman of the Adjudicator Training Committee, Dale Choate. He can be reached at work (904-390-2021) or by email.

New Director Breakfast

This breakfast, on Saturday morning during the convention at 7:30 AM, is a means for choral directors new to Florida, new to teaching, or new to the secondary level, to become acquainted with FVA procedures. New directors will be acquainted with the FVA Handbook and Music List. Other materials will also be supplied in an attempt to familiarize participants with All-State and MPA sight-reading and the All-State musicianship tests.

Renew Your NAfME/FMEA/FVA Membership

Membership materials are available online through the FMEA web site.

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