Summer Conference

Florida Vocal Association, in partnership with Head’s House of Music and Hal Leonard, will present a virtual 2020 Choral Panorama on Friday, July 24 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

We are excited to welcome a distinguished group of clinicians!

  • Dr. Eugene Rogers, University of Michigan
  • Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, St. Olaf College
  • Dr. Jeffery Redding, University of Central Florida
  • Carlton Kilpatrick, Florida State University
  • Dr. Emily Williams Burch, University of South Carolina, Aiken

The day will be packed with relevant and timely topics!

  • Engaging Non-Rehearsal Activities for the Choral Classroom
  • Fostering Empathy and Critical Discourse in the Choral Classroom
  • Turning Empathy Into Action: Eliminating Bias and Barriers in the Choral Classroom
  • Into the Unknown: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Thriving in the “Unknown”
  • There will even be a VIRTUAL Choral Reading Session!

The day will conclude with the summer FVA General Business Meeting. Please see the attached flyer for the session schedule. You do not need to register to attend this FREE professional development opportunity! Please use the link below (or the QR code on the flyer) to join us at any time throughout the day on Friday, July 24!

2020 Choral Panorama Link:

HiltonPrior 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 of FVA is held at this time.

The face-to-face Head’s House Choral Panorama and FVA Summer Conference scheduled for July 23–25, 2020 have been cancelled. Information below has been left available as a reference for future conferences.

Registration / General Info

The July 2021 conference will be 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 (TBD) in order to receive the preferred group rate.

Adjudicator Training and Recertification

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.

Awards Chorale

If you are participating in this year’s Awards Ceremony 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.


The Head’s House Choral Panorama and FVA Summer Conference scheduled for July 23–25, 2020 have been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus situation.