Prior to the start of each new school year, FVA holds its Summer Conference. 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 Middle and High School Choruses is read and sometimes conducted by the January clinician. One of the two annual General Membership meetings is held at this time.
Registration / General Info
Be advised that Head’s House of Music Choral Panorama (July 25 – 26, 2019) and FVA Summer Conference (July 26 – 27, 2019) are held consecutively at the same location, but they require separate registrations.
- Pre-Register for FVA Summer Conference 2019
- FVA Summer Conference 2019 Schedule
- Register (FREE!) for the 2019 Head’s House of Music Choral Panorama
- 2019 Head’s House of Music Choral Panorama Flyer
The conference is held at the Altamonte Springs/Orlando Hilton Hotel at 350 S. Northlake Blvd., Altamonte Springs. Make your reservations directly with the hotel at (407) 830-1985. Mention the group code (CPFVA2) in order to receive the preferred group rate.
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 Conference 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.
- To register, visit the Adjudicator Training Information page.
- For other information on adjudication, visit the Adjudication page.
If you are participating in this year’s Awards Chorale, see this page for documents. See the Awards chair for password.
New Director Breakfast
This breakfast, on Saturday morning during the conference 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 rules and procedures. New directors will be acquainted with the FVA Handbook and Music List.
Renew Your NAfME/FMEA/FVA Membership
Membership materials are available online through the FMEA web site.