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Reaching All Learners in the Music Classroom

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Executive Director Florida Music Education Association Kathleen D. Sanz, PhD

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Contents December 2021

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Reaching All Learners in the Music Classroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Prelude to the 2022 FMEA Professional Development Conference Important Dates. . . . . Registration Fees.. . . . Policies & Procedures.. Hotels. . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsals.. . . . . . . . Conductors. . . . . . . . Concert Tickets.. . . . . Student Experiences. . . Preconference. . . . . . General Sessions. . . . . President’s Concert. . . Concerts. . . . . . . . . . Student Experiences. . . College Night. . . . . . . Mini-Concerts. . . . . .

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D E PA R T M E N T S President’s Message. . . . . . . . . . . 4

From the Editor.. . . . . . . . . . . .

Advertiser Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Academic Partners . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Corporate Partners. . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Research Puzzles. . . . . . . . . . . .

Advocacy Report . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Committee Reports. . . . . . . . . . 44

2021-22 FMEA Donors. . . . . . . . 8-9

Executive Director’s Notes. . . . . . 46

Component News.. . . . . . . . . . .

Officers and Directors.. . . . . . . .

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Shelby R. Chipman, PhD

President’sMessage

President Florida Music Education Association

Learning Through Uniting and Collaborating

G

reetings, colleagues! One of the greatest gifts in life

amazing opportunity for our music educators, all-state

ences. Music in our schools and education programs clear-

experience something special in Tampa, Florida. Our con-

is our ability to unite, collaborate, and share experi-

ly demonstrates how our openness to combining different cultures will possibly be manifested in the evolution of

new music, which will reflect the continually evolving

cultures of our communities. In many cases these new musics will become new “genres” within themselves. It

is our responsibility to ensure that music is provided in

urban and rural settings, where in some cases children are not receiving music instruction due to multiple problems. We must be reminded that working with students

with specialized communication needs must be fostered through positive interactions and musical development.

As I reflect on my mentors in the teaching field, I fre-

quently pause to say thank you to so many along the way for lifelong lessons that were taught through music. I often

hear the voices of my middle school band director and my high school band director, brothers who had college

degrees in music. They energized my spirit and shared

their pedagogical music skills, which

“The idea of music as a healing

motivated me in the right direction with-

in an all-Black inner-city school. It was

phenomenal! It is startling to wonder how

American culture

opment, technological advances, teaching music in

2022 and beyond, social and emotional strategies, building music communities, starting new programs, music therapy, student and emerging leader sessions, getting the students to believe in music, providing

unity and collaboration through FEMEA, FBA, FOA,

« And much more … FVA components

As music educators, we must strive to instill in stu-

tinue to advocate for music education on all levels within

sometimes with little resources, to pull out the best in us. I am eternally grateful

to each of them and know that music is one of the therapeutics in the realm of life. I can feel the excitement in the air,

and Plato.”

as our FMEA Professional Development

– American Music Therapy Association

This year’s conference is going to be an

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« Inaugural parade, 5-K run downtown, health and wellness workout « FMEA Student Conference Experience « All-state ensembles, clinic sessions/professional devel-

remained focused, and worked tirelessly,

could affect health

writings of Aristotle

cian, composer, bandleader, educator, and advocate of

dents such motivation that will increase their likelihood

ibly dedicated to ensuring their students

least as old as the

« Wycliffe Gordon, trombonist extraordinaire, keynote speaker, General Session #1 « Mickey Smith, Jr., GRAMMY Educator of the Year, keynote speaker, General Session #2 « Virtual hello from Wynton Marsalis, acclaimed musi-

ference highlights include the following:

and why these educators were so incred-

influence which and behavior is as

participants, corporate partners, parents, and guests to

Conference is right around the corner.

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of valuing music as lifelong participants. We must conour communities, including district school boards, state

legislators, and national leaders. The return to in-person

instruction and social emotional learning offers a unique opportunity for music teachers to create more rewarding

and supportive school communities. More importantly, music provides an avenue for dealing with heavy emotions for one to feel safe again. Music bonds people and is

a powerful tool to express oneself in a healthy and creative setting.


2021-22 FMEA Membership:

You are eligible for membership in the Florida Music Education Association if you are an individual engaged in the teaching, supervision, or administration of music in elementary and secondary schools, colleges, or universities within the state. Visit FMEA.org/membership to learn more about the benefits of active membership.

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in skills from our founding fathers’ road map, success is more obtainable.” – Benny Bolden, PhD, former band director/current principal at R. Frank Nims Middle School in Tallahassee and an adjudicator with Florida Bandmasters Association

Florida Music Education Association is committed

to the health and safety of our members and attendees at the Professional Development Conference and will

make every effort to develop plans to instill confidence in your ability to attend safely.

Let us all continue learning by Uniting and

Collaborating Together!

Advertiser Index The Florida Music Director is made possible by the participation of the following businesses whose advertisements appear in this issue. They make it possible to provide you with a high-quality publication, and we gratefully acknowledge their support of our mission. We hope you will take special notice of these advertisements and consider the products and services offered. It is another important way you can support your professional association and the enhancement of Florida music education. The publisher does not endorse any particular company, product, or service. The Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) is not responsible for the content of any advertisement and reserves the right to accept or refuse any advertisement submitted for publication. Information for advertisers (rate card, insertion orders, graphics requirements, etc.) can be found at FMEAMediaKit.org. Florida Music Director reserves the right to refuse any ad not prepared to the correct specifications OR to rework the ad as needed with fees applied. ADVERTISER

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AdvocacyReport

Jeanne W. Reynolds Chairwoman Government Relations Committee

A True Champion

It is one thing to file a bill on your con-

stituents’ behalf; it is quite another to

champion the bill. Senator Rouson is a champion.

Senator Rouson is not a member of

the Education Committee, so you may

wonder why he is a strong arts education advocate. The senator represents south-

ern Pinellas County (St. Petersburg) and parts of Hillsborough County (Tampa). There are strong arts communities and many arts institutions in his district. And

if I remember correctly, he participated in a theatre program when he was in high school. Certainly, he understands

the strong value of arts and arts educa-

tion to the health of our communities, yet I don’t think this completely explains his support. Most people know Senator

Rouson as an effective and transformative leader on issues related to criminal justice

Steven N. Kelly, Jeanne W. Reynolds, Senator Darryl Rouson, and Kathleen Sanz

I

n late October 2019, I went to a leg-

many incentives for strong arts programs

meeting. As I arrived, the senator was

tem. The senator understood our inter-

islator’s home office for a scheduled

walking into the building at the same time. I introduced myself and we immediately started to talk about arts and arts education before we even sat down in

his office. I had always admired Senator

Darryl Rouson’s work, but on that day, I got to see firsthand how he works each

day to make our state a better place. On

and quietly reflected for a moment. He

asked knowledgeable, probing questions regarding the need for the legislation and what barriers we might face. We

explained that, at present, there are not

his support is the verb to serve. He truly

serves his community. In an age of image

making a phone call to gauge support for

of democracy. It is not easy work. Senator

next thing I knew, Senator Rouson was

and sound bites, he does the hard work

this initiative. In other words, in a span of

Rouson is respected on both sides of the

a few minutes, he was doing the work to

aisle. And I am certain he has the battle

get this legislation moving.

scars to prove it. He is serving his constit-

That October meeting was more than

filed and shepherded this bill through

Senator Rouson read the draft language

the House. I think what best describes

high-quality achievement in the arts. The

Arts legislation.

Dr. Kathleen Sanz and I had drafted

in the Senate, he served eight years in

est in passing legislation to recognize

two years ago, and Senator Rouson has

the bill language prior to this meeting.

and mental health issues. Prior to serving

given the current accountability sys-

that day, this well-respected elected leader agreed to help us with our Seal of Fine

reform and funding for substance abuse

uents and getting the job done.

In an age where there is so much talk of

worked on our behalf ever since. He

political polarization and despair that our

the Senate in 2020 and 2021. Before filing

beacon of hope. He is an effective, well-

systems are broken, Senator Rouson is a

the bill in 2021, FMEA worked with the

respected legislator who is making our

Florida Department of Education to make

state a better place. We are honored that

some changes to improve the bill. This

he has championed our Seal of Fine Arts leg-

year, Senator Rouson has filed the Florida

islation. The 2022 Session begins on January

Seal of Fine Arts, Senate Bill 318. You can

11. Let’s honor Senator Rouson’s work

read the bill here: flsenate.gov/Session/

by helping him get the Seal of Fine Arts

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legislation over the finish line this year.

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Reaching All Learners in the Music Classroom by Victoria Warnet, PhD

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In life, equality is not always synonymous with equity. The same could be said about education; sometimes, students need different things to be successful in the classroom. As a teacher, it can be daunting, especially

with large music classes, to determine what accommo-

dations and modifications students with disabilities may need in your classroom. Many times, the paperwork that

accompanies students with disabilities may be confusing or hard to understand. This article will walk you through how to understand the paperwork, make appropriate

modifications and accommodations, and use strategies to improve student behavior in your classroom. Paperwork: What Does It All Mean?

A report from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office

of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (2019)

stated that 95% of students with a disability are enrolled in at least one class in a regular classroom. This often happens for a student’s elective class, meaning that many

students in your music class might have either a 504 Plan or an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Although

these two plans serve similar purposes, there are some major differences between the two. An IEP is a legally

binding document that describes what special education services a student with a disability will receive and why. In order to have an IEP, students must have one or more of Continued on page 12

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Reaching All Learners in the Music Classroom Continued from page 10 the 13 specific disabilities defined in the Individuals with Education Act (IDEA, 2004). The 13 disabilities included in IDEA are:

similar meanings, the key difference is the type of cur-

riculum in which the student is going to participate. An accommodation provides aid and support so that the stu-

1. Autism

dent may participate in the regular curriculum. In contrast,

3. Deafness

riculum for the student needing aid (Adamek & Darrow,

5. Hearing Impairment

since they allow for students to be around their peers and

2. Deaf-Blindness 4. Emotional Disturbance 6. Intellectual Disability 7. Multiple Disabilities

a modification is used to create a unique (i.e., modified) cur-

2018). Whenever possible, accommodations are preferred participate in the same activities.

Source: steepergroup.com

8. Orthopedic Impairment

9. Other Health Impairment

10. Specific Learning Disability

11. Speech or Language Impairment 12. Traumatic Brain Injury

13. Visual Impairment, including Blindness (U.S. Department of Education, n.d.)

An IEP is planned by the student’s team, which may

or may not include the music teacher. Although there is no standard IEP document, there is information that is

required to be within the document. The student’s level of educational performance, academic and behavioral goals,

therapies, and assistive devices that the student may need are all included on their IEP.

A 504 Plan is a blueprint for how the school will

remove barriers and provide support for a student with a disability so that the student has equal access to the gen-

eral education curriculum. It is called a 504 Plan because it is the outcome of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of

disability. Although a 504 Plan sounds similar to an IEP, the major difference is that a student with a 504 Plan is not required to have one of the disabilities defined in IDEA. They are only required to have any type of disability that

interferes with their learning. Similar to an IEP, there is no standard 504 Plan document; however, unlike an IEP,

there is no required information that must be included in a 504 Plan. The plan normally includes what specific accommodations, services, or support the school will provide to help the student be more successful. Accommodation and Modification:

Instrument Accommodations and Modifications

Accommodations and modifications for instruments vary and can be as simple as Velcro, or they can be as complex

as involving a 3D printer and some engineering students (Thornton & Culp, 2020). The most common type of device is probably the instrument stand. These can be made to

hold the instrument for a student who is missing a limb or

who may not be strong enough to hold up the instrument. Similar to the instrument stand, there are also different

types of grips and cuffs that can be used for mallets and

recorders. If you teach guitar, there are even jumbo guitar picks that can be used by students who may have trouble

with grip strength. If you have a student who needs some sort of assistive device to play their instrument, do some

research and see what you can find. Do not give up. It is

likely you are not the first teacher to have a student needing some sort of specific assistive device. Many school

districts have warehouses of devices that have been used in the past and are awaiting a new owner.

What’s the Difference?

Teaching Techniques

quently when discussing IEPs, 504 Plans, and students

Recently, there has been a push for teachers to approach

The terms accommodation and modification appear frewith disabilities. Although these terms appear to have

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Not all students learn classroom concepts in the same way. their classroom using Universal Design for Learning


with disabilities, benefit from these modifications to your

teaching. Additionally, you may already be incorporating many of these suggestions into your teaching since many of these are characteristics of good teaching.

There are many ways you can shape your classroom

environment and teaching to help students with disabilities have a more successful and enjoyable experience in your music class. Using the IEP and 504 Plan documents

to determine the accommodations and modifications a student may need in your classroom can be a helpful (UDL). UDL is an educational framework that focuses on giving students alternate means of engagement, repre-

sentation, and expression to create a classroom where all

students have more of an equal opportunity to succeed and one that better serves the needs of all learners. In

UDL, the information is presented in many different ways (e.g., textbook, video, graphics), students engage with the materials in different ways (e.g., game-based learning, lecture, reading articles), and students are assessed in

different ways (e.g., written test, oral presentation). This model focuses on student strengths and allows students to choose how they would like to learn and be assessed.

There are many opportunities to incorporate strategies

that are commonly used in the special education classroom into the music classroom. First, it is very easy to

use color coding by making things that are the same the same color. Most commonly, this can easily be used for note reading. Additionally, echoing (i.e., “my turn, your turn”) is another great way to present information to your students by giving them a model. Using visuals or icons

to support key concepts may also be beneficial. If you are

focusing on new vocabulary, it may be helpful to write the key terms on the board, or even provide students with a

handout with the key terms and definitions. This will

allow your students to better focus on the information

place to start. Speaking with the student’s parents or other teachers may also be beneficial in determining what

works best for that student. Once you have reviewed what

a student may need, design your classroom environment in a way that you think will be most beneficial for your

students. You can alter your classroom environment by

using teaching strategies that are frequently used in the special education classroom, modifying instruments, or even teaching concepts in multiple ways. Many of these

alterations may already be things you do in your class-

room as a lot of them can benefit all students. The success

of students with disabilities in the music classroom starts with you and your desire to include them.

Victoria Warnet is an assistant professor

of music education at the Columbus State

University Schwob School of Music. Dr. Warnet received the PhD in music education from Florida State University. Prior to her appoint-

ment at Columbus State University, Dr. Warnet taught band at Tavares Middle School and Tavares High School in Central Florida.

References Adamek, M. & Darrow, A-A. (2018). Music in special education (3rd ed.). American Music Therapy Association.

being presented in the class and not be worried about

IDEA, Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, Pub. L. No. 108-446, 118 Stat. 2647.

a buddy system by pairing students with their peers is

Thornton, L., & Culp, M. E. (2020). Instrumental opportunities: Music for all. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 38(3), 48-57. https://doi.org/10.1177/8755123320907140

copying down the correct definitions in their notes. Using also very helpful. A buddy system allows all students in

your class to have a built-in support system to go to if they

do not understand something. Breaking up assignments

into smaller, more attainable sections, using proximity, and providing frequent, specific feedback are all helpful ways to improve student engagement and understanding.

You may find that many students, not just your students

U.S. Department of Education. (n.d.). Disability category. Retrieved from https://sites.ed.gov/idea/topic-areas/#Disability_ Category

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, & Office of Special Education Programs. (2019). 41st Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Act, 2019. Retrieved from https://sites.ed.gov/idea/files/41st-arc-for-idea. pdf

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We can’t wait to see you back, in-person, January 12-15, 2022, in Tampa Important Dates

The FMEA Professional Development Conference is one of the largest music

(Subject to change)

education professional development events in the United States. In addition to approximately 250 clinic sessions and concerts, it is host to 22 all-state

Dec. 12, 2021 Preregistration closes at midnight. Payment must be postmarked on or before December 4 if you are paying by check. Preregistration is by credit card only after December 5. Dec. 17, 2021 All school lodging checks are due, payable to the hotel where reservations were made for you and/or your students. Dec. 17, 2021 The final deadline for discounted hotel blocks. Unsold rooms in the FMEA blocks are released back to hotels.

ensembles featuring Florida’s top band, orchestra, chorus, guitar, Orff, and popular music students conducted by world-class conductors and teachers. It is attended by more than 10,000 people, including secondary music directors, elementary music teachers, music supervisors, college students, college music teachers, school administrators, K-12 students performing in the all-state ensembles, students and professional musicians performing with invited performing ensembles, exhibitors, and parents and family members of performing students.

So many reasons to participate:

« An exhibit hall with world-class exhibitors providing products and services

« More than 2,800 music teachers and 200 administrators « More than 120 sessions, covering a variety of topics for all music educators, for music educators and students

« Performances and mini-concerts from some of Florida’s top music with on-demand access to recordings after the conference

« Networking opportunities, college fair, awards ceremony, and other special programs

events

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All registration information must be entered online, beginning September 18 at

flmusiced.org/flmusicapps/conference/

register. At the end of the online form, you will have the opportunity to print an

invoice to send in with a check until one week before the preregistration deadline or to pay online instantly with a credit card until the preregistration deadline.

Please Note: To assist our members,

Registration Fees Description Director/Member

Collegiate Member Retired Member

$73

$63

$93

Preconference Workshop

$58

$68

Concert Tickets

$15

$15

$0

$0

Preconference Workshop (First-Year Teacher)

ship with our exhibitors who can benefit your students through scholarships, new

equipment, sheet music, software, and more, we ask that you please provide the ACTUAL, CORRECT MAILING

ADDRESS and EMAIL for each of your students and chaperones and do NOT

simply enter your school address or other incorrect information.

$0

$53

exhibitors to scan their badges rather than

In order to maintain a positive relation-

$0

Paid Chaperone

a barcode encoded with contact infor-

cards or mailing lists at their booths.

$88

$168

$98

Tri-M Student

manually writing information on contact

$58

$138

$73

Non-Teaching Spouse of Retired Member

Free Chaperone

mation. Attendees will be able to allow

On-Site Rates:

Non-Teaching Spouse

their students, and chaperones as they

visit exhibit booths, all badges will have

Preregistration Rates: Sept. 18-Dec. 11

$0

$0

All-State Student

$38

VIP Member

$25 $0

VIP Preconference Workshop

$0

$0

$38 $25 $0

Leadership Workshop – Student

$38

$38

Student Experience – Student

$38

$38

Leadership Workshop – Chaperone

$0

Student Experience – Chaperone

$38

$0

$38

To take advantage of early discounted rates, you must register and pay before the deadline. Note: If you are mailing a check to the FMEA office to pay for your registration, it must be postmarked early enough so that it will ARRIVE in the FMEA office before the preregistration deadline.

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Registration

director, must explain

the extenuating circumstances preventing the director from attending,

3. Refunds must be requested in writing

tration materials. The school will be

4. All requests for refunds must be

6. Student observers are not allowed to

2022. Requests received after that date

and must be submitted with regisnotified of approval.

REGISTRATION POLICIES

attend the conference. If any student

1. All participants—directors, students,

6. Concert tickets are nonrefundable.

in sessions or working for the all-state

rials if preregistered.

3. All participating students must be

ticipation in the conference may be students registered and participating

groups or pick up registration mate-

concerts are exempt from this rule.)

chaperoned. As required by FMEA

7. All school music teachers must reg-

other than a director is required for

directors and be current members of

and FSMA, at least one chaperone

ister for the conference as FMEA

the FMEA. This includes directors of

every ten (10) students or fraction

invited performing groups, mini-con-

thereof; however, FMEA policy allows

certs, and session presenters. All-state

for one free chaperone for every six (6)

conductors from Florida schools, col-

students or fraction thereof.

leges, or universities must also be

4. An additional paid chaperone may

FMEA members. No current music

be registered for (a) each six (6) stu-

teacher may register as a chaperone.

dents registered or (b) for each all-

state rehearsal site where registered students are performing.

5. If a participating student is not accompanied by the director from that student’s school, then the principal from

REFUND POLICIES

1. Full registration refunds are avail-

able for cancellation requests made through December 15, 2021.

that school must furnish a letter des-

2. No registration refunds will be made

school district who is to be in charge

15, 2021, except for emergency situ-

ignating the person from the school or

of that student. The letter should be addressed to the FMEA executive

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will not be processed.

5. All refunds will be issued after the

eliminated the following year. (Tri-M

2. Only directors may register their

received no later than January 31,

observers are brought to the conference, the offending school’s par-

chaperones, and guests—must be reg-

istered for the conference.

(email is acceptable).

for cancellations made after December ations. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

conference is completed.

CHAPERONE REGISTRATION

Chaperone registration is based on the following rules:

« For each elementary student regisElementary Students

tered, one free chaperone and one

« Any additional attendees must purpaid chaperone may be registered.

chase a guest pass at on-site regis-

tration for entry into the convention center.

« For every six students registered, one

Middle School and High School Students free chaperone and one paid chap-

erone may be registered. No other chaperones may be registered until

« Any additional attendees (chaperones the seventh student is registered.

or guests) must purchase a guest pass

at on-site registration for entry into the convention center.


Conference

Security Procedures

T

he Florida Music Education Association is working with the

« If you have students in more than one Exceptions

performing ensemble, you may pay

for a chaperone for each performing ensemble in which you have regis-

« If you have students from different tered students.

schools, you may pay for a chaperone

for each school for which you have registered students.

Chaperones are not allowed to bring other children who are not participating

Tampa Police Department and Allied Security at the Tampa

Convention Center (TCC) to enhance the conference experience for the students and attendees.

GREAT NEWS! In order to help keep attendees safe, there will

be a heightened security presence throughout the TCC and at

various hotels. All entrances to the TCC will be patrolled by uniformed officers of the Tampa Police Department and uniformed

Allied Security personnel. They will be patrolling the TCC as well. The Tampa

Police Department will be at the crosswalks between Marriott Tampa Water

Street and the TCC, at concerts, and patrolling some of the downtown hotels during rehearsals.

All attendees (this includes members, chaperones, and student participants)

must wear their conference badge during the conference once the authorized

in an all-state ensemble. Only registered

registrant obtains the conference packet.

ing a conference badge are allowed in and

if at all possible, to use a clear bag, similar to those used at sporting events, for

students, teachers, and chaperones weararound the rehearsal areas. Directors are asked to make sure their chaperones are aware of this policy before agreeing to

Please be prepared for random bag and/or purse searches. It is encouraged,

entrance.

Enjoy the Conference Experience.

serve as a chaperone.

Health Information We are watching the COVID-19 Delta variant situation

closely. FMEA is committed to the health and safety of our

Because Hillsborough County is still considered a

Substantial-Transmission area, masks are highly recom-

attendees and will make every effort to develop plans and

mended for everyone’s safety, and all are encouraged to

We highly recommend everyone follow CDC guidelines that

cination status.

policies to instill confidence in your ability to attend safely. are in place at the time of the conference.

Florida law prohibits us from requiring attendees to be

vaccinated against COVID-19, but we highly encourage all

attendees to be courteous to our attendees who are not able to receive the vaccine by getting the vaccine yourself if you are eligible. If you are unvaccinated, we recommend you

follow CDC advice and talk to your doctor about how to

protect yourself and others around you from contracting and spreading the virus while attending the conference and

how to reduce the chance of severe illness in the event you do become infected.

wear a mask at all times while indoors regardless of vac-

Tampa Convention Center (TCC)

“Ready Together” Plan

« TCC holds a Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Star Facility accreditation « Frequent sanitation and disinfectant of all rest rooms « Continuous cleaning of all touchpoints « Overnight electrostatic cleaning of all areas used « COVID-19 branded signage in all common areas and pre-function spaces « Maintain 6-feet physical distancing in pre-function and common areas

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Contracted Hotels

G

reetings! It’s that wonderful time of year when we start planning for our very

special conference event. The Florida Music Education Association has contract-

ed the following Tampa hotels for the January 12-15, 2022, Professional Development Conference. Please telephone your hotel of choice directly from the list below begin-

ning Sept. 25, 2021, at 9 am EDT. Guest rooms at the contracted rates are

available until the room block is full or until the cancellation deadline of Nov. 13, 2021, at 5 pm. If your hotel of choice is sold out, please continue to try

to make a reservation until Nov. 13, 2021, as FMEA attendees will periodically release surplus guest rooms.

A maximum of five (5) guest rooms may be reserved per teacher and/or parent.

Each and all rooms reserved on Nov. 15, 2021, will be charged a non-refundable,

one-night fee to the responsible credit cardholder. (Invalid credit cards risk a reservation cancellation.)

We urge any guest holding surplus reservations/rooms to cancel excess reservation(s) as soon as possible and no later than 5 pm on Nov. 13, 2021, and you must

secure a cancellation confirmation number. (This courtesy will make surplus rooms available to other guests.) In order to receive complimentary rehearsal

and meeting space, you should book guest rooms in the hotel you are using for your group functions.

NOTE: FMEA IS NOT offering a housing bureau service. All participants MUST call

the hotels directly beginning Sept. 25, 2021, at 9 am EDT and request the “Florida Music

Education Association” room block rate and confirm the guest room rate posted below.

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We look forward to seeing you in Tampa! Music Director


Conference

ROOM RATES HOTEL – Cutoff date: 11/13/21

Single

Double

Triple

Quad

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Tampa

102 East Cass Street, Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 229-1100, ext. 1; Group Code: FMEA Comp. internet; $22 valet only

$164

$164

$164

$164

DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore

4500 West Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33607 (800) 514-3956; Group Code: FME Comp. internet; comp. parking

$150

$150

$150

$150

Embassy Suites Downtown

513 South Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 769-8300; Group Code: FMEA Comp. internet & breakfast; $24 valet only

$256

$256

$266

$276

Embassy Suites Tampa Airport Westshore

555 North Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609 (813) 875-1555 #1801; Group Code: FME or FMEA 2022 Comp. internet, self parking, & breakfast

$200

$200

$210 (up to 5 in room)

$220 (up to 6 in room)

Four Points by Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore

4400 West Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33607 (800) 368-7764; Group Code: FMEA Comp. internet & self parking; comp. shuttle to Tampa airport

$146

$146

$146

$146

Hampton Inn Tampa Downtown Channel District

1155 East Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 525-9900, ext. 2; Group Code: FME Comp. internet & breakfast; $15 self parking

$196

$196

$196

$196

Hilton Downtown

211 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602 (800) 445-8667, ext. 1; Group Code: FMEA $9.99 internet (comp. for HH); $35 valet

$220

$220

$220

$220

Home 2 Suites Tampa Downtown Channel District

1155 East Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 525-9900, ext. 1; Group Code: FME Comp. internet & breakfast; $15 self parking

$221

$221

$221

$221

200 North Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602 (888) 236-2427; Group Code: FMEA Comp. internet

$225

$225

$245

$245

700 South Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602 (888) 789-3090; Group Code: FMEA Comp. internet for Bonvoy members; $32 overnight valet; $20 daytime valet

$211

$211

$211

$211

725 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602 (888) 236-2427; Group Code: FMEA Comp. internet; $30 valet only

$211

$211

$211

$211

Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel Tampa Marriott Water Street Hotel (formerly Marriott Waterside) Westin Tampa Waterside

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All-State Rehearsals

All-State Concert Orchestra

All-State High School Jazz Band

RESEATING AUDITIONS: TMWS, Salons 5-6 Thursday................................... 8:30am-11:30am

REHEARSALS: TCC, 30A Wednesday.......................................2pm-5:30pm Wednesday............................................ 7pm-9pm Thursday................................... 8:30am-11:30am Thursday............................................... 1pm-5pm Thursday.......................................... 7pm-9:30pm Friday...........................................8:30am-12noon

REHEARSALS: TMWS, Florida Ballroom, Salons 5-6 Thursday (Registration)....................8am-8:30am Thursday................................... 8:30am-11:30am Thursday............................................... 1pm-5pm Thursday............................................... 7pm-9pm Friday........................................ 8:30am-11:30am Friday.................................................... 1pm-5pm Saturday...............................................9am-11am CONCERT: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 6pm TCC, Ballroom A

RESEATING AUDITIONS: SR, Riverwalk Ballroom Thursday..............................................9am-11am REHEARSALS: SR, Riverwalk Ballroom Thursday............................................... 1pm-5pm Thursday.......................................... 7pm-9:30pm Friday........................................ 8:30am-11:30am Friday.................................................... 1pm-5pm Saturday............................................ 9am-12noon CONCERT: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 1:30pm TCC, Ballroom A

RESEATING AUDITIONS: HTD, Palma Ceia Thursday..............................................9am-11am

REHEARSALS: TCC, 14 Wednesday............................................ 1pm-6pm Thursday........................................ 8am-10:30am Thursday................................. 11:45am-12:45pm CONCERT: Thursday, January 13, 2022, 1:30pm TCC, Ballroom A

CONCERT: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 1:30pm TCC, Ballroom A

All-State Elementary Orff Ensemble

All-State Middle School Jazz Band

REHEARSAL: TCC, West Hall A Thursday..............................................11am-6pm

REHEARSALS: WTW, Conch Room Wednesday.......................................2pm-5:30pm Wednesday............................................ 7pm-9pm Thursday................................... 8:30am-11:30am Thursday............................................... 1pm-5pm

CONCERT: Friday, January 14, 2022, 1pm TCC, Ballroom A

All-State Concert Chorus REHEARSALS: TMWS, Grand Ballroom Thursday....................................7:45am-11:30am Thursday.....................................1:30pm-4:30pm Thursday............................................... 6pm-9pm Friday........................................ 8:30am-11:30am Friday............................................... 1:30pm-4pm

All-State Guitar Ensemble

CONCERT: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 11am TCC, Ballroom A

CONCERT: Thursday, January 13, 2022, 12:30pm TCC, 20

REHEARSALS: TMWS and TCC Tuesday.................................. 7pm-9pm, TMWS, 8 Wednesday.......................................8:30am-5pm, TMWS, Florida Ballroom, Salons 1-3 Thursday......................... 8:30am-12noon, TCC, 20

KEY ESD = Embassy Suites Downtown HTD = Hilton Tampa Downtown SR = Sheraton Riverwalk

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All-State Middle School Band

REHEARSALS: HTD, Palma Ceia Thursday............................................... 1pm-5pm Thursday............................................... 7pm-9pm Friday........................................ 8:30am-11:30am Friday...............................................2pm-5:30pm Saturday.......................................8:30am-12noon

All-State Elementary Chorus All-State Concert Band

CONCERT: Friday, January 14, 2022, 7:30pm TMWS Grand Ballroom

Music Director

TCC = Tampa Convention Center TMWS = Tampa Marriott Water Street WTW = Westin Tampa Waterside

CONCERT: Friday, January 14, 2022, 7:30pm TMWS, Grand Ballroom All-State Middle School Mixed Chorus REHEARSALS: HTD, Bayshore Ballroom, 1-3 Thursday................................... 12:15pm-4:30pm Thursday..........................................6:30pm-9pm Friday....................................... 8:45 am-11:30am Friday..........................................1:30pm-4:30pm CONCERT: Friday, January 14, 2022, 6:30pm TCC, Ballroom A


Conference

All-State Middle School Orchestra RESEATING AUDITIONS: TMWS, Meeting Room 8 Thursday (Registration)......................... 8am-9am Thursday.........................................9am-11:30am REHEARSALS: TMWS, Meeting Room 8 Thursday............................................... 1pm-5pm Thursday............................................... 7pm-9pm Friday........................................ 8:30am-11:30am Friday.................................................... 1pm-5pm Saturday...............................................9am-11am CONCERT: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 6pm TCC, Ballroom A All-State Middle School Treble Chorus REHEARSALS: HTD, Bayshore Ballroom, 5-7 Thursday................................... 11:45am-4:15pm Thursday.....................................6:15pm-8:45pm Friday.........................................8:30am-11:15am Friday............................................... 1:15pm-4pm CONCERT: Friday, January 14, 2022, 6:30pm TCC, Ballroom A All-State Popular Music Collective REHEARSAL: TCC, West Hall A Wednesday............................................ 8am-9pm CONCERT: Thursday, January 13, 2022, 4:15pm TCC, Ballroom B All-State Reading Chorus REHEARSALS: ES, Gandy Meeting Room Thursday....................................7:45am-11:30am Thursday.....................................1:30pm-4:30pm Thursday............................................... 6pm-9pm Friday........................................ 8:30am-11:30am Friday............................................... 1:30pm-4pm CONCERT: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 8:45am TCC, Ballroom A

All-State SSAA Chorus

High School Honors Band

REHEARSALS: WTW, Oasis Ballroom Thursday....................................7:45am-11:30am Thursday.....................................1:30pm-4:30pm Thursday............................................... 6pm-9pm Friday........................................ 8:30am-11:30am Friday............................................... 1:30pm-4pm

RESEATING AUDITIONS: SR, Bayshore Ballroom Thursday..............................................9am-11am REHEARSALS: SR, Bayshore Ballroom Thursday............................................... 1pm-5pm Thursday.......................................... 7pm-9:30pm Friday........................................ 8:30am-11:30am Friday.................................................... 1pm-5pm

CONCERT: Friday, January 14, 2022, 9pm TCC, Ballroom A

CONCERT: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 11am TMWS, Grand Ballroom

All-State Symphonic Band

High School Honors Orchestra

RESEATING AUDITIONS: TCC, 22 Thursday................................... 8:30am-11:30am

REHEARSALS: ESD, Skyway Ballroom Thursday (Registration)....................8am-8:30am Thursday................................... 8:30am-11:30am Thursday............................................... 1pm-5pm Thursday............................................... 7pm-9pm Friday........................................ 8:30am-11:30am Friday.................................................... 1pm-5pm Saturday...............................................9am-11am

REHEARSALS: TCC, 22 Thursday...................................12:30pm-4:30pm Thursday..........................................6:30pm-9pm Friday........................................ 8:30am-11:30am Friday.................................................... 1pm-5pm Saturday............................................ 9am-12noon CONCERT: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 1:30pm TCC, Ballroom A

CONCERT: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 2:30pm TMWS Grand Ballroom

All-State Symphonic Orchestra

Middle School Honors Band

RESEATING AUDITIONS: TCC, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 24 Thursday................................... 8:30am-11:30am

RESEATING AUDITIONS: HTD, Esplanade Suite Thursday..............................................9am-11am

REHEARSALS: TCC, 24 Thursday (Registration)....................8am-8:30am Thursday.........................................9am-11:30am Thursday............................................... 1pm-5pm Thursday............................................... 7pm-9pm Friday........................................ 8:30am-11:30am Friday.................................................... 1pm-5pm Saturday...............................................9am-11am

REHEARSALS: HTD, Esplanade Suite Thursday............................................... 1pm-5pm Thursday.......................................... 7pm-9:30pm Friday........................................ 8:30am-11:30am Friday.................................................... 1pm-5pm CONCERT: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 11am TMWS, Grand Ballroom

CONCERT: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 6pm TCC, Ballroom A

Middle School Honors Orchestra

REHEARSALS: ESD, Bayside Ballroom Thursday....................................7:45am-11:30am Thursday.....................................1:30pm-4:30pm Thursday..........................................6:30pm-9pm Friday........................................ 8:30am-11:30am Friday............................................... 1:30pm-4pm

REHEARSALS: SR, Riverview Room Thursday (Registration)....................8am-8:30am Thursday................................... 8:30am-11:30am Thursday............................................... 1pm-5pm Thursday............................................... 7pm-9pm Friday........................................ 8:30am-11:30am Friday.................................................... 1pm-5pm Saturday...............................................9am-11am

CONCERT: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 8:45am TCC, Ballroom A

CONCERT: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 2:30pm TMWS, Grand Ballroom

All-State TTBB Chorus

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All-State Conductors

Dr. Olga Amelkina-Vera All-State Guitar Ensemble

Dr. Stephen Benham

All-State Middle School Orchestra

All-State Guitar Ensemble

Mr. Christopher Dorsey All-State Middle School Jazz Band

Dr. David Pope

Middle School Honors Orchestra

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Dr. Rodney Dorsey

All-State Symphonic Band

Dr. Amanda Quist

All-State Reading Chorus

Music Director

Mr. Douglas Droste All-State Symphonic Orchestra

Mr. John Rosbottom

Middle School Honors Band

Mr. Robert Griffin

All-State High School Jazz Band

Mr. Jake Runestad

All-State Concert Chorus


Conference

Mr. Frank Bianchi

All-State TTBB Chorus

Dr. Susana M. Lalama All-State Middle School Band

Ms. Elena Sharkova

All-State SSAA Chorus

Dr. Gordon R. Brock All-State Concert Band

Dr. Rebecca MacLeod

Mr. Michael Chandler

All-State Elementary Chorus

Dr. Andrew Minear

Mr. Francisco J. Núñez

All-State Concert Orchestra

All-State Middle School Mixed Chorus

Dr. Kyle Szabo

Mr. Benjamin Torres

High School Honors Orchestra

Mr. James M. DesJardins

All-State Elementary Orff Ensemble

All-State Elementary Orff Ensemble

All-State Middle School Treble Chorus

Mr. Alfred L. Watkins

High School Honors Band December 2021

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Concert Tickets All Concert Ticket Sales Are Final. No Refunds or Exchanges.

Please make sure you know the exact name of the all-state ensemble for which you need tickets before approaching the ticket sales window.

tickets for any all-state concert they

7. General ticket sales for all-state con-

3. There are no free or allotted tickets.

at the FMEA registration desk. There

wish to attend.

All concert attendees must either wear their conference badge or purchase a ticket.

4. A director who preregisters online

If paid for online, these tickets will be

of ensembles that are performing in

tion package.

1. Registered (BADGED) attendees do state concert. This includes directors/

nonregistered attendees for concerts

spouses, performing all-state students,

all-state students during the on-site

dent members, retired members, and

6. A director with all-state students may

not require tickets to attend any all-

purchase all-state concert tickets for

members, directors’ non-teaching

in which he or she has registered registration process.

purchase additional concert tickets for

your conference registration.

nonregistered attendees for concerts

attendees (parents, family members,

dents at the on-site registration desk

guests, etc.) are required to purchase

time.

9. For entrance, ticket, and concert pur-

5. A director who registers on site may

2. All nonregistered (NONBADGED)

person to purchase tickets after this

attendees for concerts in which he or

preloaded into the director’s registra-

VIP guests that you entered as part of

any other registered attendee be the

8. All ticket sales are final. Concert tick-

she has registered all-state students.

registered chaperones, collegiate stu-

is no requirement that the director or

may reserve and prepay for all-state

concert tickets for nonregistered

ALL-STATE TICKET POLICY

certs will begin at 11 am on Thursday

in which he or she has performing stu-

or at a designated ticket sales location at anytime.

ets are nonrefundable.

poses, a concert is defined as the pair

the same venue in a common, defined

block of time. An example of a concert for purposes of entrance, ticketing,

etc., is the 1 pm concert on Saturday for the All-State Concert Orchestra and the All-State Concert Band.

CONCERTS AT THE STRAZ PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

« Registered

(BADGED)

conference

attendees do not need tickets. Badged attendees will be handed a ticket to enter the concert outside the entrance

« Nonregistered

to the Straz Performing Arts Center.

conference/concert

attendees (parents, family members, guests, etc.) may purchase tickets for

any Straz concert at $15 per ticket at the FMEA registration desk between 11 am on Thursday and 7 pm on Friday.

On Saturday beginning at 9 am,

all remaining tickets for Straz concerts will be sold at the Straz Performing Arts Center ONLY.

Note: Directors need to notify persons

for whom they have already purchased a

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ticket. Tickets are nonrefundable. Music Director


Conference Michael Antmann, EdD Chairman, Student Development Committee

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I get free tickets for my students’ family members to attend the concert?

No. You can pre-order and pay for their tickets when you preregister for the concert, but there are no free tickets.

Can I get free tickets to any concerts?

FMEA Student Conference Experience

&

No. Registered attendees (directors, chaperones, students) are allowed admission to concerts

with their name badge, so no ticket is necessary. Attendees that are not registered for the conference (parents, family, etc.) must purchase tickets.

For concerts at the Straz Performing Arts Center,

FMEA Tri-M Conference Experience

before they walk in the door.

T

Can I buy extra tickets anytime?

Experience and the Tri-M Conference Experience.

the conference, you may purchase tickets at

access to the annual conference to students from throughout the state.

anytime during the regular registration hours.

tors, college representatives, and incredible performing groups. These

at 11 am on Thursday.

with their high school music programs. The program will take place

There are more family members and guests

Conference. Students will participate in workshops, observe rehearsals,

registered attendees with their conference name badge will be handed a ticket immediately

If you are an FMEA member registered for

he Florida Music Education Association offers two programs to make our conference accessible to students who may not have an

opportunity to attend as an all-state student: the Student Conference

The purpose of the FMEA Student Conference Experience is to expand

the computers in the on-site registration area

Participating students will interact with amazing clinicians and educa-

Everyone else may purchase tickets beginning

students will have memorable experiences they can take back and share

coming to watch my all-state student than I

have tickets. How and when do they get tickets?

Extra tickets may be purchased when general ticket sales open. Tickets will be sold at the main registration area and cost $15 each.

on Thursday and Friday of the 2022 FMEA Professional Development attend College Night, and engage in networking and social activities with their peers.

The purpose of the FMEA Tri-M Conference Experience is to provide

students with experiences that will build their leadership and advoca-

cy skills, as well as to expose them to the experiences available at the annual conference. Tri-M participants will be involved with portions of

Does my 2-year-old or 3-year-old need to buy

the Student Conference Experience. Tri-M students must preregister for

Everyone who will be taking up a seat will need

grams require chaperones to be present at all times.

sitting on an adult’s lap for the duration of the

and schools can only submit students for one of these programs. Details,

dren who are old enough to sit in their own seat

site. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

a ticket?

a ticket. Babies that are being held by an adult or concert are welcome without a ticket, but chil-

the conference and should follow the Tri-M student schedule. Both pro-

One teacher per school may nominate students for these programs,

including requirements and deadlines, can be found on the FMEA web-

will need a ticket.

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FMEA PRECONFERENCE

Unity in Music Education: Inclusion in Action Wednesday January 12, 2022 12:45pm-5pm

Tampa Convention Center, 18 Sponsored by FMEA

Coordinator: Jason Locker

Opening Session 12:45pm-12:55pm

East Bay Chorale of East Bay High School (Hillsborough County) Conductor: Brian NeSmith

Session 1

1pm-1:50pm

Diversity and Inclusion in Action Derrick Fox

Session 2

2pm-2:50pm

Honoring Gender Diversity in Music Education Matthew Garrett Session 4

Session 3

3pm-3:50pm

Ableism and Social Justice: Rethinking Disability in Music Education Alice-Ann Darrow

4pm-4:50pm

Collaborative Session

Derrick Fox, Matthew Garrett, and Alice-Ann Darrow

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GENERAL SESSIONS Sponsored by FMEA

Coordinators: John Southall, Melissa Nelson

Featuring …

First

General Session Thursday, January 13, 2022 10:15am-12noon

Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom A

Jane Castor Tampa Mayor

Fred Schiff FCAP Chairman

Parade

With Junkanoo Band (Miami, Florida)

and FAMU Marching 100

Keynote

Wycliffe Gordon

Performance

Florida State University Faculty Jazz Combo

Featuring …

Second

General Session Friday, January 14, 2022 9am-10:15am

Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom A

7

Minute Health & Wellness Workout by Parnell Williams

Awards Presentation

Sondra Collins Awards Chairwoman

Hall of Fame Presentation

Mary Palmer Hall of Fame Chairwoman

Keynote

Mickey Smith, Jr. December 2021

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FMEA PRESIDENT’S CONCERT Coordinator: Jason Albert Sponsored by FMEA

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:30pm-9:30pm

Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom B

Freedom High School Symphonic Winds Directors: Michael Antmann, Charles Kelly, Charlene Cannon

The Freedom High School Band Program is a comprehensive music program that

includes more than 275 students in grades 9 through 12. Freedom High School bands consistently earn high ratings at all MPAs. In 2019, all four concert bands earned supe-

rior ratings at the FBA district concert band MPA, and the Symphonic Winds earned

the Otto Kraushaar Award for receiving straight superior ratings at all marching and concert MPAs throughout the year. Ensembles from Freedom High School have been

invited to perform at the FMEA Professional Development Conference, the Music for

All National Concert Band Festival, and the UCF All-Southeast Regional Concert Band Festival.

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Howard W. Blake Philharmonic Orchestra Director: Jason Jerald

The Howard W. Blake High School Orchestra Program provides opportunities for

young musicians to experience a conservatory-style approach to learning while

achieving musical and academic excellence. Under the direction of Jason Jerald,

Blake’s Orchestra has become known throughout the district, state, and country for its outstanding accomplishments. The program consists of four orchestras: string, philharmonic, symphony, and chamber. Through a commitment to musical endeavors that extend beyond the classroom, Blake students participate in all-coun-

ty, all-state, and all-national ensembles, as well as community ensembles such as the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. The Blake Orchestra Program is honored to be a part of FMEA’s theme of Unity in Music Education. One way the Blake

Orchestra builds its community “one note at a time” is through Richard Meyer’s “Giving Bach” initiative. This annual outreach opportunity focuses on advocating string music education throughout elementary school.

University High School Men’s Chorale Director: John Dunn

The Men’s Chorale at University High School is composed of students in grades 9 through 12. This choir is a combination of the beginning-

intermediate tenor/bass class and the tenors and

basses from the auditioned SATB ensemble, Concert Choir. The ensemble consistently receives superior ratings at district MPAs. The diversity of University

High School is reflected in the members of this

choir, involving students from various racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds. The choir sings repertoire across all eras and in many languages.

The joy these students feel about performing is evident in each and every thing they sing.

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CONCERTS Thursday

repertoire spans the choral genres of classical, acappella spir-

January 13, 2022

ituals, contemporary, gospel, jazz, and multicultural styles.

Coordinator: Jason Albert

dents on the campus of Florida A&M University. These gifted

8:30am-9:30am

Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom A

The Concert Choir consists of some of the most talented stu-

students assemble weekly to prepare for annual events such

as fall, holiday, and spring concerts as well as performance invitations and concert tours. Past tours include Washington,

D.C., Virginia, Florida, and Georgia. Most recently, the

FAMU Concert Choir was selected to be the first group to sing the Black National Anthem—Lift Every Voice and Sing—

at an NFL game. This national historical performance was a compilation presentation with vocal artist Alicia Keys. The

Plant High School Chamber Orchestra Director: Steven Bossert

The Chamber Orchestra is the top orchestra at Plant High

School. The group performed for the FMEA President’s Concert

FAMU Concert Choir was the first place winner at the recent HBCU Battle of Voices.

6:30pm-7:10pm

Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom B

in 2012. In 2013, the Chamber Orchestra won the State Level

award for the Foundation for Music Education National Honors Orchestra. In 2018, the Plant Philharmonic took third place at

the ASTA National Convention Orchestra Competition. In 2019, this orchestra won the overall Grand Champion award at the Music USA Festival at Universal Studios, Orlando. In 2021,

the Chamber Orchestra took second place Gold Rank at the

World Strides Virtual Instrumental Competition. Also at that competition, this orchestra won the prestigious Adjudicator

Award and was awarded a spot to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2022. The students in this ensemble have won seats in the

Stetson University Concert Choir

All-State Orchestras. This ensemble consistently earns supe-

The Stetson University Concert Choir is one of four cho-

school and throughout the community each year.

it is a highly selective principal vocal touring ensemble

Hillsborough Honors All-County Orchestra and the FMEA rior at district MPAs. This ensemble performs programs at

Director: Timothy Peter

ral ensembles in the Stetson University School of Music;

made up of 56 vocalists. Conducted by Dr. Timothy Peter, the Concert Choir has performed concerts throughout the

United States and has been selected by competitive audition to perform for several prestigious conferences including the

American Choral Directors National Conference, National Collegiate Choral Organization, and the Southern Division

Florida A&M University Concert Choir Director: Mark Butler

Very well known for the versatility of their various singing styles, the Florida A&M University Concert Choir’s diverse

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Convention of the American Choral Directors Association and of the Music Educators National Conference. The group

has appeared at numerous conventions of the Florida Vocal

Association, the Florida ACDA, and the Florida Music Education Association.


Thursday

Friday

January 13, 2022

January 14, 2022

Coordinator: Jason Albert

Coordinators: Jason Albert, Stephen Gabin

8:30pm-9:10pm Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom B

University of South Florida Wind Ensemble

9:30pm-10:10pm

Marriott Water Street, Grand Ballroom

Director: Matthew McCutchen Pictured above

The USF Wind Ensemble is the premier wind band at the University of South Florida. Comprising the most outstanding undergraduate and graduate wind and percussion majors in

the School of Music, its 50 members are highly skilled and versatile musicians. The ensemble is dedicated to the per-

formance of the finest wind repertoire and aims to present concerts that are artistically significant, emotionally rich, and

Florida State University Faculty Jazz Combo

aesthetically pleasing. As a flexible and inclusive medium that

The Florida State University Jazz Combo features six of the

posers, the USF Wind Ensemble provides an ideal laboratory

bers are avid performers having performed across the United

honors its rich history, while also championing living comfor students to encounter a wide range of musical viewpoints.

Innovative programing, interaction with faculty artists, and a commitment to commissioning new works are of core impor-

tance to this ensemble. Over its 61-year history, the band has been led by a virtual “Who’s Who” of esteemed directors

including Gale Sperry, James Croft, Richard “Dick” Floyd, Jerry Junkin, Michael Votta, Mallory Thompson, and others.

top jazz musicians and educators in the country. All mem-

States and around the world. To that end, Scotty Barnhart, professor of jazz trumpet, is the current leader of the Count

Basie Orchestra. The group features Leon Anderson on drum set, Rodney Jordan on bass, Bill Peterson on piano, Scotty

Barnhart on trumpet, Kevin Jones on trombone, and David Detweiler on saxophone. The concert will feature a program that focuses on jazz as a world music. Jazz music is culturally diverse, accepting and celebrating influences from various

cultures while retaining elements of blues, improvisation, and swing—all elements that make jazz an essentially American art form.

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Student Experiences Wednesday

Thursday

January 12, 2022

January 13, 2022

FMEA Student Leadership Workshop

Student Conference/Tri-M Experience: Opening Session

1pm-4:30pm

Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom A

9am-10:20am

Sponsored by Student Leadership Committee

Tampa Convention Center, 18

Coordinator: Michael Antmann

Sponsored by Student Leadership Committee Presenter: Michael Antmann

Coordinator: Charlene Cannon

Student Conference Experience: Leadership and Advocacy 3pm-4pm

Tampa Convention Center, 11

Sponsored by Student Leadership Committee Presenter: Scott Evans

Led by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, this high-energy, interactive workshop is designed for high school student leaders. Topics will include: setting high standards of excellence,

fundamentals of self-discipline, effective communication

Coordinator: Charlene Cannon Students will learn about leadership within their music program, as well as opportunities for advocacy.

principles, the value of risk, behavior modification versus motivation, and dealing with insecurities. This workshop is included in both the SCE and Tri-M experiences.

Friday

January 14, 2022 10:30am-11:30am

2:45pm-3:45pm

FMEA Student Conference Experience: Music in College!

FMEA Student Conference Experience: Wrap Up – “Now What?”

Sponsored by Student Leadership Committee

Sponsored by Student Leadership Committee

Coordinator: Charlene Cannon

Coordinator: Charlene Cannon

Tampa Convention Center, 1 Presenter: Alexis Hobbs

Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom D Presenter: Charlene Cannon

Participants will discuss issues affecting music programs, and

will discuss solutions. Participants will leave with ideas and strategies to bring back to their music programs.

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MINI-CONCERTS Tampa Convention Center Lobby Stage

Thursday

January 13, 2022

of students demonstrating diversity in ethnicity, socioeconomic

status, and gender. During the 2020-21 school year, the students met as an after school ensemble in order to allow students participating in digital learning a chance to have an equitable percussion experience along with brick and mortar students.

1pm-1:30pm

Sickles Chamber Choir Director: Kyle T. Gray

The Sickles Chamber Choir is an advanced, auditioned group

4pm-4:30pm

at Walter L. Sickles High School in Tampa. The group has been in existence since 2018 and regularly performs in the Tampa

All Saints Academy Concert Strings

represent Sickles at state and district honor festivals and reg-

The All Saints Academy Concert Strings is the advanced string

the Chamber Choir was honored to receive ratings of straight

community and as part of the school community throughout the

the sight-reading room. The members of the Sickles Chamber

organizations, and graduation events on top of regularly sched-

community. The group features singers routinely chosen to

Director: Amber Alderman

ularly performs in the Florida Vocal Association MPA. In 2020,

orchestra ensemble. The group performs for many events in the

superior with distinction for its performance on stage and in

year, including church services, school musicals, local mission

Choir have a passion for singing and learning together. The

uled concerts.

singers love the study of music and building community

5pm-5:30pm

around choral artistry.

Pine Crest School Jazz Combo (featuring Randy Brecker) Director: Jamie Roth

The Pine Crest School Jazz Combo is a seven-piece ensemble composed of the program’s most

dedicated

musicians,

many of whom write original 3pm-3:30pm

Leon High School Percussion Ensemble Directors: Lee Commander, Michael Panzarino

The Leon High School Percussion Ensemble is composed of a wide array of students from the Leon High School Percussion Section. Beginning students are incorporated with other per-

formers who have had prior experience with middle school and high school percussion instruction. Students in the

ensemble work collaboratively to provide guidance to younger players, which allows them to gain confidence in their performance abilities. The ensemble showcases a unique blend

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music and are producing their own albums. Coupled with

AP and post-AP offerings in theory and composition, the

jazz program strives to expand students’ improvisation and performance skills. The combo

this year boasts a three-time

Downbeat Student Award winner, an NAfMe Honor Ensemble member, and several FBA State musicians. The members of the band have had the opportunity to work with professional

musicians and educators Randy Brecker, Ed Calle, Ben Wolfe,


Sponsored by FMEA Coordinator: Stephen Gabin

and John Medeski. Under the direction of veteran band direc-

band consisting of two guitars, two keyboards, drums, bass

earn high ratings at MPAs and are selected for national, state,

orate to work out their own unique musical arrangements

tor Jamie Roth, Pine Crest bands and band members regularly

and district ensembles. In addition, Pine Crest bands have been invited to participate at jazz festivals across the country and at prestigious universities including Berkley, UM, and MIT.

Friday

January 14, 2022

guitar, and brass. The instrumentalists and vocalists collab-

and choreography, and four full-time student technicians

are responsible for setting up and running the sound system for this superior rated group. The students in SHOWCASE

are required to maintain an exemplary GPA and attendance record, and many of them fulfill student leadership

roles in academics, athletics, and other on-campus activities. SHOWCASE does numerous performances throughout the school year, not only at Gaither events and in the

Northdale community, but all over the Tampa Bay area.

Past SHOWCASE groups have performed at the Governor’s Reception, on local television, at the Straz Center, and at FMEA conferences. 10:30am-11am

Plant Bass Ensemble Director: Steven Bossert

The Plant Bass Ensemble was created in fall 2020. It is made up of the bass students in the chamber and philharmonic strings orchestras at Plant High School. It was created in response to

the bass students wanting their own ensemble to feature their

instrument. This group rehearses weekly after school, and they

receive regular coaching from professional bassists from the Tampa area. They have quickly become a popular ensemble in

the South Tampa area. They received superior ratings at solo/ ensemble festival. They have performed at numerous communi-

ty events in the South Tampa area.

2pm-2:30pm

University of Central Florida Trombone Choir Director: Luis Fred

The UCF Trombone Choir was founded by Emeritus Professor

Roy Pickering. In 2017, Dr. Luis Fred reinitiated the group as an extension of studio lessons and to augment chamber music training. Under Dr. Fred’s leadership, the group has

traveled internationally to Costa Rica and presented at the 1pm-1:30pm

2019 International Brass Festival of the University of Florida.

Director: Debbie Cleveland

Conference, the group will present the Florida premieres of

entertaining audiences since 1985. Thirteen vocalists sing and

Perez and Leonel Rodriguez-Cambronero. In addition, the

Gaither High School SHOWCASE 2022

For its presentation at the FMEA Professional Development

Gaither High School’s SHOWCASE has been making music and

two Latin-American pieces by composers William Pagan-

dance to pop music of many genres and eras, backed by a live

group will present standard repertoire.

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FLORIDA COLLEGE MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION

Marc Decker, DMA, President

I

can’t believe the holidays are already

college and university music teachers in

ing for FCMEA will be on Thursday at

filled with great music and festive cheer!

address common concerns in higher edu-

unable to attend. The winner(s) of the 2022

here. I hope your winter concerts are

As the holidays recharge our personal

lives, the upcoming FMEA Professional Development Conference rejuvenates our professional ones. This year the

Two- and

Florida are in for a treat with sessions that

cation. I invite the FCMEA membership to attend and learn from this diverse group of presenters. (See below.)

Finally, the general membership meet-

5:30 pm. It will be streamed for anyone FCMEA Creative Explorations Grant will be announced at that time.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all in

January. Stay safe and teach well!

Prof. Margaret Flood Florida Southern College

Four-Year Panel:

Prof. Lisa Foltz Tallahassee Community College

This panel, which is now a tradition of the

in Collegiate Music

Dr. Tremon Kizer University of Central Florida

concern for all those in higher education.

Current Challenges Education

Thin Walls:

Diversity and

Mobility in Music

Teacher Education

conference, will address challenges of mutual

Friday, 10:30am

Dr. Ken Phillips Pensacola State College This session will address ethnic and cultural Dr. Jacob Berglin Dr. Brenton Alston Florida International University

diversity in music teacher preparation programs. The presenters will explore methods of fostering open-mindedness to increase the likelihood that

Friday, 11:45am

future teachers will seek out unfamiliar teaching positions after college.

While the conservatory system continues to Rethinking the Performance Degree

produce spectacular musicians prepared for careers Panel led by Dr. Kyle Prescott Florida Atlantic University

in traditional professional ensembles, hundreds of music schools outside of the conservatory model must find a distinctive curriculum to serve a

Friday, 1:30pm

broader music world. This session will explore alternative models that achieve that purpose.

This session will explore a mentoring model for

Mentoring

educators of all levels to cultivate a more diverse,

First-Generation Music Students From Low

Socioeconomic

Dr. Carly Johnson Alabama State University

Backgrounds

inclusive, and multicultural learning environment. It will address societal, cultural, and financial factors that have traditionally had a negative

Friday, 2:45pm

impact on the entry and matriculation of first-

generation college students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education, which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. Learn more at:

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FromTheEditor

FLORIDA MUSIC SUPERVISION ASSOCIATION

Lindsey R. Williams, PhD, President

Gregory Springer, PhD Editor in Chief Florida Music Director

Want to contribute a feature article to Florida Music Director?

semester is in the books, and we’ve

understand. When you think about it,

W

ing environment with hopeful persever-

our students as we help them develop as

recipient of the Music Educators

e invite you to submit a fea-

A

all navigated our quasi-new teach-

ance. Now we can look forward to return-

ing to an in-person FMEA Professional

Development Conference where together we can learn, laugh, and connect in a way that has been absent for too long. As you

peruse the conference sessions and prepare to take on a new semester of success-

es and challenges, may I be so bold as to offer a bit of advice? When you’re connect-

ing with colleagues, when you’re engaged in a session, or when you’re listening to a

concert that provides the spark of motivation you need—approach these opportu-

« First, listen to understand. « What is your colleague trying to share? « What is the clinician’s perspective? « What is the composer trying to convey? « Seek out the moments that resonate nities with the following mindset:

with you.

Too often, I, for one, fall into the trap

of listening simply for “my turn” rather

than engaging my whole attention to the conversation or experience. We have

so much to gain by simply listening to

ture article to be considered for

publication in Florida Music Director.

this is exactly what we are trying to teach

Florida Music Director is a previous

independent musicians. We use the term

National

listen frequently; perhaps we can all take

Conference

Award

for

Excellence. It is the official publica-

time to recalibrate our operational use of

tion of the Florida Music Education

this term and provide more specificity by

Association, the largest unit in the

extending it to “Listen for …” or “Listen

11-state NAfME Southern Division

to the … .” This simple clarification may

and one of the largest MEAs in the

provide students with additional clues

nation. Florida Music Director contains

to focus their listening such that they are

articles of interest to music educa-

actively and purposefully doing so. In a

tors of all levels—from kindergar-

solo setting, there are so many variables

ten through college. It is published

that need attention that it can become a

eight times annually and distributed

massive exercise in self-awareness. In an

to more than 5,000 music teachers,

ensemble setting, we have the added task

district music supervisors, and other

of identifying how or if our sonic expres-

subscribers.

sions fit within those happening simulta-

Please

consider

sharing

your

neously around us. In a clinic session, we

knowledge with other music educa-

we can make transfers to our own teach-

mitting it for consideration. You can

listen for both content and intent such that

tors by writing an article and sub-

ing environments. When experiencing a

view our submission guidelines for

performance, watch the conductor for her

authors at FMEA.org/FMD. As FMEA

communication with her students rather

members, you can view the current

than critiquing her ictus or questioning

issue and past issues of Florida Music

her conducting gestures. Listen for the

Director at FMEA.org/FMD.

heart of the message, then listen some

If you have any questions about

more.

submissions, please contact me at

I look forward to hearing many of you

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in Tampa at FMEA 2022!

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FLORIDA NAfME COLLEGIATE

Mark A. Belfast, Jr., PhD, Advisor

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! I. Love. December! You all know I do. I love the music, the

One Note at a Time, is incredibly important as we approach

the smell of wood-burning fireplaces, and spending LOTS of

Collegiate leadership have stacked this year’s conference with

dents breathing a little easier after completing another semester

you can to join us in Tampa! If there is anything Florida NAfME

couple weeks of school, know I am thinking of you, wishing

ference, please do not hesitate to let us know.

decorations, wearing a vest with my suit without overheating,

the post-pandemic era, and your FMEA and Florida NAfME

time with my family! It also brings me great joy to see my stu-

heavy hitters in all music content areas. I hope you will do all

that, at times, seemed insurmountable. As you wrap these last

Collegiate can do to help you get there and experience the con-

you all the best with your final exams, and praying you have a safe and joyful break. As usual, I will remind you not to let your

mom play cheesy holiday music while you’re at home! Feel free to use my holiday playlist to refresh your mom’s holiday music rotation:

Review the full conference schedule at FMEA.org/

conference, and make sure to attend the following sessions

« Jumpstart Your Career: Career Building Strategies

hosted by Florida NAfME Collegiate: to Ignite Your Future

« Florida NAfME Collegiate General Business Meeting 1 Thursday at 5:30 pm « Building Independence, Critical Thinking, and Thursday at 4:15 pm

Apple Music:

https://tinyurl.com/AppleMusic-Holiday-Jazz

Social Unity Through Unconducted Chamber Music

« Florida NAfME Collegiate Business Meeting 2 Friday at 10:30 am

Spotify:

https://tinyurl.com/Spotify-Holiday-Jazz

Saturday at 10:15 am

Additional conference information is available at FMEA.org/

It was so wonderful to see everyone in person during our Fall

conference. Don’t forget, we will also be holding elections for a

know what to do with yourself during the FMEA Professional

running for a position and serving collegiate members across

event will begin with preconference sessions on Wednesday,

of the board positions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any

Conference back in October. If you enjoyed that event, you won’t

new State Executive Board in January. I hope you will consider

Development Conference in Tampa next month. This year’s

the state during 2022. If you would like to learn more about any

January 12, followed by the full conference on January 13-15. Dr.

member of the current board.

Chipman’s theme, Unity in Music Education: Building Communities

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I wish you good tidings, comfort, and joy in this season!


FLORIDA VOCAL ASSOCIATION

Jeannine Stemmer, President

FLORIDA ELEMENTARY MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION

Joani Slawson, President

T

is the season! I hope that all of you have the opportunity to create music in some way

with your students during this time of year.

E

njoy the gift of sharing music this holiday season. Teach your

students to share joy by loving big and singing loud! (But not as

loud as it is beautiful.) Looking forward to seeing you all at the FMEA conference. Please enjoy my holiday poem.

Thank you for sharing the joy of the season for

so many in your community. I hope you are able

to take time to reflect, breathe, and enjoy all of the merriment you create for others. The magical

‘Twas the weeks before Christmas,

dents create a lifetime of memories and musical

You have five concerts left and are so very tired.

learning opportunities you provide for your stuconnections for life.

After all of the concerts have ended, the dec-

orations have been put away, and the tinsel

has been tossed, it’s time for the 2022 FMEA Professional Development Conference, January 12-15 in Tampa. Our FMEA and FEMEA executive boards have been busily preparing for the conference and look forward to making our state

conference a great experience for all who attend. Congratulations to all of the students and teach-

ers participating in the 2022 All-State Elementary Chorus and All-State Orff Ensemble. It is time to

finalize your travel plans, hotel arrangements,

registrations, and schedule to join us for the best conference yet. I know we are all looking forward to being together again!

We are delighted to have these world-class

clinicians for FEMEA’s headliner conference ses-

sions: Deb Navin (sponsored by West Music), Tom Pierre (sponsored by Peripole), and David

Frego and Marla Butke (sponsored by Music Is Elementary). These amazing teachers will share exciting and relevant sessions with us. I am

thrilled they are at our conference! Please join us Thursday night for our annual business meeting

followed by a drum session with James Mader. Don’t forget there will be door prizes! Please stop

by our booth in the exhibition hall to say “hello” and so we can answer any questions.

I also hope that everyone will take time to

reconnect with friends and colleagues, enjoy an

amazing all-state concert, and use this time to fill your bucket. Thank you for all the inspiration

and the children are wired.

As you shut off the light, and you leave for the night, you look at your classroom and think, “What a fright!”

When the sun rises, the students return.

They are eager and ready for lessons to learn.

You think to yourself, “Do I matter to them?

Will they notice if I do not come back again?”

You think of their faces and what you must do,

and you know in that moment they matter to you. You know in your heart that this is their time,

and you are the one that will help them to shine. You will teach them that failure is part of success and to keep moving forward,

though life is a mess.

You will challenge their minds,

their hearts, and their souls.

You will show them to never give up on their goals. You will patiently wait when they have an off day

and remind them that life will still be OK.

You will be there when nobody else is around to make sure that they all have

gone home safe and sound.

As the last student leaves and drives out of sight, you hear them exclaim,

“I love you, goodnight!”

you have given to me and all that you do for the students in Florida. Happy holidays!

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FLORIDA BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION

Ian Schwindt, President

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness … it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us …”

L

ittle did Dickens realize that he was

many do not play very well (yet!) com-

are not alone! We are all experiencing the

our student leaders attack every day with

you, it is the circumstances. And one of

describing the times in a band pro-

pared to past students. We are watching

diately following a worldwide pandemic.

gusto and verve, yet we are constantly

gram (at least in my band program) immeWhat an unbelievable time we get to

experience. We are seeing the joy light up our students’ eyes as they experience

playing together, yet at the same time we

are struggling to keep the joy there when

channeling, directing, and guiding that energy in the right direction as these

leaders lack the experience to truly know what to do with it.

same highs and lows together. It is not my favorite things about being part of the

fraternity of band directors is that there are NO circumstances that cannot be overcome by band directors.

Gather your friends, colleagues, and

I have heard many directors voice the

loved ones and get ready to experience

lenging and tiring than the last.” I am

cesses like we have never seen. And we

the grind sets in. We are experiencing

sentiment “this year is actually more chal-

musicians, yet we are facing the fact that

right there with them. But take heart, you

students making huge strides forward as

– Charles Dickens

personal revelations, growth, and suc-

are going to do it together. I have had the

opportunity to attend several marching

MPAs and concerts already this fall, and I have been absolutely blown away by FLORIDA NAfME COLLEGIATE

Alexis Hobbs, President

the incredible things happening across our state. If you have not had a chance

to watch it yet, please check out the slide

show on the FBA president’s YouTube channel of all of the marching bands that

N

ow that Fall Conference 2021 is over,

and was a great success, we are excit-

ed to be preparing for the 2022 FMEA Professional Development Conference in January. Florida NAfME Collegiate is sponsoring sessions by Dr. Annalisa

Change, Dr. Angela Ammerman, Dr. Blair Williams, and Dr. Tyson Voigt.

You can find the times published in the conference schedule under the topic

“collegiate.” We will be holding two annual business meetings in January: the first

on Thursday, January 13, at 5:30 pm and the second on Saturday, January 15, at 10:15 am. On Saturday, we will be holding elections for next year’s State Executive Board.

Serving as a leader of Florida NAfME Collegiate at the state level is an extreme-

ly rewarding endeavor. You can assist and encourage students just like you across

the state and further the development of music education in Florida. Anyone who is interested in running for a position should reach out to the current Executive Board and be on the lookout for an email explaining the application process and election procedures.

We look forward to seeing you in January!

participated in MPA this year. It is really great to see!

Find a daily routine of fundamentals

in your classroom and stick to it. Trust

that results will follow. If you do not have a routine you trust, reach out and ask

those around you for help in formulating one. When you go to the gym, you do

not see results after one day of working out—maybe not even after one week. But across months you will see HUGE gains. The same is true in our classrooms. Trust

the process and BELIEVE. It will work and you will see results. And when you

do see the gains, rejoice with your support system and your students!

You are making a positive difference

in your students’ lives. We are all here

to support each other no matter the chal-

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Please take time to thank and support our 2021-2022 Academic Partners.

GOLD PARTNERS

BRONZE PARTNERS Cannon Music Camp - Appalachian State University Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Rollins College Department of Music

University of North Texas The University of Tampa

Partners as of November 4, 2021.

*Please visit FMEA.org/partners for partnership details or call 850-878-6844.

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ResearchPuzzles FOR MUSIC TEACHERS

William I. Bauer, PhD FMEA Research Committee Chairman, University of Florida

Relationships Among Five Types of Musical Performance

A

seminal study on various factors that impact the ability to

ries through factor analysis, a statistical process that allows

from notation) and creatively (i.e., improvising original music)

premise being that the variables that make up these groups

perform music re-creatively (i.e., playing rehearsed music

continues to have curricular and pedagogical implications for

music teachers today. Researcher Gary McPherson and col-

leagues worked with 101 Australian high school students to test a theory regarding the influence of 16 environmental factors that had been identified in previous studies on five differ-

ent aspects of musical performance. To facilitate the analysis, the 16 environmental factors were collapsed into four catego-

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multiple variables to be condensed into fewer groups, the have common factors. Factor analysis yielded four categories: (a) early exposure—the quality and quantity of the students’

exposure to music as young children; (b) enriching activities— how frequently students played by ear, improvised, and com-

posed, as well as whether they were enrolled in school music classes that, in Australia, involved composition; (c) length of study—how long a student had been playing their instru-


This on-going column seeks to stimulate awareness of research issues for FMEA teachers and researchers.

ment and whether they took private lessons; and (d) quality of

to sight-read (possibly due to the traditional instruction

ber of ensembles they performed with, and whether they men-

ear on sight-reading), and (c) ability to play from memo-

study—students’ interest and participation in singing, the num-

tally rehearsed music. The five aspects of musical performance that were examined included (a) sight-reading, (b) performing rehearsed music, (c) playing by ear, (d) improvising, and (e) playing

from memory.

Data was collected via a battery of tests (see McPherson et. al,

1997, for details). Then, using path analysis, a statistical process that provides a means to examine the effect of multiple predictor variables on several other (dependent) variables of interest,

the researchers sought to determine the strength of both direct (an unmediated relationship between variables) and indirect (a

third variable exists between a predictor variable and depen-

dent variable, mediating an effect) relationships among the variables. Ultimately, the researchers were interested in seeing

to what degree the variables affected re-creative performance

(playing rehearsed music from notation) and creative performance (improvising original music). What was found?

« Early exposure to music had a positive influence on playing by ear but no direct influence on sight-reading. « Enriching activities had a strong influence on playing by

The researchers’ primary findings were:

ear and the ability to improvise and a somewhat lesser

« Quality of study had a weak influence on playing by ear and sight-reading. « Length of study had a moderate influence on sight-reading influence on sight-reading.

and a strong, direct influence on performing rehearsed

« Four variables had direct effects on performing rehearsed music. It had a lesser influence on playing by ear.

music (i.e., re-creative performance). In order of strength, they were the (a) length of study, (b) ability to sight-read,

(c) ability to play by ear, and (d) ability to play from memory. Enriching activities, quality of study, and early expo-

« Three variables had direct effects, and two other variables sure had weak, indirect effects.

had moderate indirect effects on the ability to improvise

(i.e., creative performance). In order of strength, the variables with direct effects were (a) ability to play by ear, (b) ability

of the participants and the strong influence of playing by ry. The variables with moderate indirect effects, in order of strength, were (a) enriching activities and (b) length

of study. Early exposure and quality of study had weak

« The ability to play by ear had a very strong effect on indirect effects.

improvisation and a strong effect on the ability to sight-

« A relatively strong effect was found between being able to read.

sight-read and play from memory as well as between the ability to play by ear and play from memory. The authors state that this finding demonstrates the importance of

both visual (e.g., reading notation) and aural (e.g., audiation) skills in playing from memory. Implications

The researchers found that the skill of ear-playing was extremely important as it had a strong direct or indirect influence on

the other four aspects of musical performance. In many instru-

mental music programs, opportunities for students to develop this skill are limited. The authors stated that the ability to play

by ear helps students to “learn to coordinate ear, eye, and hand

and to perform on their instrument what they see in notation and hear or imagine in their mind. Training programs that do not recognize the importance of aural and creative forms of

musical performance may be neglecting an important facet of

training that enhances overall musical growth and that pro-

vides for more enjoyable and meaningful experiences” (p. 126). A lack of comprehensive educational experiences like those

examined in this study may also limit an individual’s capa-

bility to perform music from a broad cross section of musical styles, genres, and traditions, reducing opportunities for being an active musical participant throughout their life. Reference McPherson, G. E., Bailey, M., & Sinclair, K. E. (1997). Path analysis of a theoretical model to describe the relationship among five types of musical performance. Journal of Research in Music Education, 45(1), 103-129. https://doi.org/10.2307/3345469

Email your questions and feedback to wbauer@ufl.edu with a subject heading Research Puzzles.

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CommitteeReports T

his past weekend I attended our dis-

RECLAMATION COMMITTEE

William “Bill” Reaney, Chairman

Reclamation Committee. Many peo-

ence theme is Unity in Music Education:

committee’s name. What is reclamation?

How do we build these communities? We

trict marching band MPA. It was

ple have had the same reaction to the

mances throughout. While at the event I

Essentially this committee studies trends

a beautiful day with wonderful perfor-

enjoyed speaking and sharing with other

directors both young and old, as well as music supervisors, a component executive director, and more. During this time, I rel-

ished in the human connection I felt with

my music colleagues at all levels, from

discussing how to improve flute tone to sharing humorous beginning band sto-

across the state as to why music educators become members, as well as why

some do not. The committee will also

students should be celebrated.

This will be followed by reviewing

more members. The session will conclude

our state.

The Reclamation Committee will

Membership” on Friday, January 14 at

the privilege we have to share it with our

the reach of FMEA.

enhance the “human connection” across

its component organizations. The oppor-

who share our love for music as well as

needs for human connections to enhance

membership data across the state and

organizations to develop strategies to

be providing a session at our January

tunity to feel connected to other humans

will begin by covering the psychological

work with FMEA and its component

ries. This human connection is what I believe is so important about FMEA and

Building Communities One Note at a Time.

conference titled “The Value of FMEA

how we can strive to reach and recruit with providing tools for FMEA members

on how to build connections with music educators who are not members of FMEA and its component organizations.

I look forward to making human con-

1:30 pm. At this session we will discuss

nections with each and every one of you

in strengthening our organization. It

enjoy making music with your students

how each of us can have an impact is appropriate that this year’s confer-

at our conference in January. Until then, in the month of December.

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AWARDS COMMITTEE Sondra A. W. Collins Chairwoman

A

long with the rest of FMEA, your FMEA

Awards Committee is planning for an exciting

in-person FMEA Awards Ceremony in January! This year’s awards recognition at the Second

General Session will shine a spotlight on our awardees as you will have an opportunity to hear

a short message directly from them. You will get a glimpse into the hearts and minds of the awardees regarding the value of music education and the role they play in assuring that all students, at all

schools, receive high-quality music education. And

don’t forget to check out the FMEA Professional

Please join me in applauding your 2022 FMEA award winners! FMEA 2022 Awardees

Distinguished Service Award in Music Education Head’s House of Music, Marilyn and Gary Wirsz, Proprietors (nominated by Elizabeth Phillips and J. Mark Scott on behalf of FVA) Elementary Music Educator of the Year

Development Conference Program, as each award-

Mrs. Beth Ann M. Delmar, Deer Point Elementary School (nominated by Shannon Stem on behalf of FEMEA)

you can get to know them better. I hope you are as

Secondary Music Educator of the Year

Our committee is also currently working hard to

Ms. Connie Drosakis, Bak Middle School of the Arts (nominated by Jay Dunn on behalf of FVA)

Education Service Awards and the Music Education

College Music Educator of the Year

ee will have a spotlight biography and photo so

excited as we are about celebrating our honorees. award those of you that have applied for the Music

Enrollment Awards—these awesome individuals

will be announced in the conference program as well.

And finally, we are excited to announce that your

Dr. Kelly Miller, Associate Professor of Music, Coordinator of Music Education, and Director of Women’s Chorus, University of Central Florida (nominated by Jessica Mongerio on behalf of FVA)

Awards Committee has reinstated the Conference

Leadership Award for Music Education

This award has only been awarded one other time in FMEA’s history, in 1995 to Claudia Davidsen. A

Mr. Dale C. Choate, Instructional Specialist for Secondary Music, Duval County Public Schools (nominated by Elizabeth Phillips on behalf of FVA)

brought to the Awards Committee this year, not

Administrator of the Year

Service Award as a special award for this year.

nomination for the Conference Service Award was only for this individual’s amazing service for so

many years to our FMEA Professional Development

Conference, but specifically for the work of tak-

ing our entire conference virtual during the pandemic (and accomplishing that feat in just a few

short months’ time). The Conference Service Award is awarded only when exceptional service merits recognition of an individual who demonstrates

outstanding and sustained leadership and service toward the annual FMEA Professional Development

Conference and who carries the mission of FMEA forward in their service to the FMEA Professional Development Conference. The recipient must have

demonstrated notable achievement in serving

FMEA and continued commitment in promoting and leading the FMEA Professional Development Conference. This award is not awarded annually.

Dr. Miguel A. Balsera, Principal of Miami Arts Studio 6-12 at Zelda Glazer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (nominated by Erich Rivero, Band Director, Miami Arts Studio at Zelda Glazer) Exemplary Model Program/Project Rockestra, Shelby Montgomery, George Jenkins High School, Polk County Public Schools (nominated by Shelby Montgomery) Project Grow Music, Alexander Busby, Oviedo High School, Seminole County Public Schools (nominated by Zachary Chowning) Conference Service Award Dr. John Southall, FMEA Conference Planning Chairman and FMEA Past President; Professor, Performing & Visual Arts Department Chair, Music Education/Therapy Chair, and Director of Bands, Indian River State College

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ExecutiveDirector’sNotes

Building Our Communities FMEA Executive Director Kathleen D. Sanz, PhD

Advocacy/Legislation

Senate and House committees are meeting and bills are being filed! SB 318 – Florida Seal of Fine Arts: SB 318 filed by Senator Darryl Rouson passed favorably in the Senate Education Committee. We are working to see that the bill continues to move in the Senate. At the time of

The mission

this writing, we are still seeking a sponsor in the House. We are excited about this bill to recognize fine

Music Education

Please read the Government Relations report in this issue of the FMD where Jeanne Reynolds talks about

promote quality,

Please be sure to follow the FMEA website for legislative updates throughout the 2022 Session, January 11

of the Florida

Association is to

comprehensive music education in all

Florida schools.

arts students who meet the criteria. We will continue to keep you updated on the movement of this bill. Senator Rouson and his support for the arts. to March 11.

FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Concerts Unity in Music Education: Building Communities One Note at a Time

As we think about communities, what are we trying to convey about the importance of building communities? Who are our communities? Where are our communities?

We all belong to several communities. We have a great opportunity to build our music community one note

at a time during the 2022 FMEA Professional Development Conference. We will be able to renew relationships and establish new ones as we gain new knowledge and skills.

FMEA plans to follow the CDC’s recommendations to maintain a safe environment for participation in the

all-state rehearsals, concerts, professional development sessions, etc. We will continue to update information as it is received. For current information, visit FMEA.org/conference and click on “Health Information.” In addition, please review these deadlines for the 2022 Professional Development Conference:

« December 12 – Preregistration closes at midnight. Payment must be postmarked on or before

December 4, 2021, if you are paying by check. After the deadline the registration fee will be the same

« December 17, 2021 – Final deadline for discounted hotel rooms. Unsold rooms in the FMEA room as for on-site registration.

block will be released back to the hotel. Hotel rooms that are cancelled will be available until this date. Please book your rooms in the contracted hotels.

I am looking forward to our in-person conference that will help us to build our communities—one note

at a time!

See you in Tampa in January!

Kathleen D. Sanz, PhD

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F LO R I DA M U S I C E D U C AT I O N A SSO C I AT I O N

Officers and Directors

EXECUTIVE BOARD President

Shelby Chipman, PhD

Florida A&M University, Department of Music Foster-Tanner Music Bldg., Room 318 Tallahassee, FL 32307; (850) 599-8165 shelby.chipman@famu.edu Past President

Steven N. Kelly, PhD

Florida State University; College of Music, KMU 330 Tallahassee, FL 32306 (850) 644-4069; skelly@admin.fsu.edu President-Elect

Jason Locker

Orange County Public Schools 445 W. Amelia St.; Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 317-3200; jasonlocker@fmea.org FBA President

Ian Schwindt

Titusville High School 150 Terrier Trail S.; Titusville, FL 32780-4735 (321) 264-3108; schwindt.ian@brevardschools.org FCMEA President

Marc Decker, DMA

Florida Atlantic University 777 Glades Rd.; Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561) 297-3883; deckerm@fau.edu FEMEA President

Joani Slawson

Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy 1720 Peachtree St.; Melbourne, FL 32901 joanislawson@gmail.com Florida NAfME Collegiate President

Alexis Hobbs

Southeastern University (352) 220-2791; aphobbs@seu.edu Florida NAfME Collegiate Advisor

Mark A. Belfast, Jr., PhD

Southeastern University 1000 Longfellow Blvd.; Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 667-5104; mabelfast@seu.edu FMSA President

Lindsey R. Williams, PhD

Seminole County Public Schools (407) 320-0434; willialz2@scps.k12.fl.us FOA President

Laurie Bitters

Winter Park High School 2100 Summerfield Rd.; Winter Park, FL 32792 (407) 622-3200; laurie.bitters@gmail.com

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

FLORIDA COLLEGE MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION

Historian/Parliamentarian & Executive Director....................................................Kathleen D. Sanz, PhD Hinckley Center for Fine Arts Education 402 Office Plaza Dr.; Tallahassee, FL 32301-2757 (850) 878-6844; Fax: (850) 942-1793; kdsanz@fmea.org

President......................................................................... Marc Decker, DMA Florida Atlantic University; 777 Glades Rd.; Boca Raton, FL 33431 deckerm@fau.edu

Editor-in-Chief.....................................................D. Gregory Springer, PhD FSU College of Music; 122 N. Copeland St.; Tallahassee, FL 32306 (850) 644-2925; dgspringer@fsu.edu

President...................................................................................Alexis Hobbs Southeastern University; (352) 220-2791; aphobbs@seu.edu

President.................................................................................Joani Slawson Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy; 1720 Peachtree St.; Melbourne, FL 32901 joanislawson@gmail.com

Budget/Finance, Development................................ Shelby Chipman, PhD Florida A&M University, Department of Music, Foster-Tanner Music Bldg., Room 318 Tallahassee, FL 32307; (850) 599-8165; shelby.chipman@famu.edu

Past President............................................................ Ernesta Chicklowski Roosevelt Elementary School; 3205 S. Ferdinand Ave.; Tampa, FL 33629 (813) 272-3090; ernesta.chicklowski@sdhc.k12.fl.us

Committee Council...........................................................Bernie Hendricks Ocoee High School; bernard.hendricks@ocps.net

Executive Director............................................................. Jennifer Sullivan 1750 Common Way Rd., Orlando, FL 32814 (321) 624-5433; slljenn@aol.com

Conference Planning Committee.............................John K. Southall, PhD Indian River State College; 3209 Virginia Ave.; Fort Pierce, FL 34981 (772) 462-7810; johnsouthall@me.com

FLORIDA MUSIC SUPERVISION ASSOCIATION President.............................................................. Lindsey R. Williams, PhD Seminole County Public Schools (407) 320-0434; willialz2@scps.k12.fl.us

Contemporary Media................................................... David Williams, PhD University of South Florida; 4202 E. Fowler Ave., MUS 101 Tampa, FL 33620; (813) 974-9166; davidw@usf.edu

Past President............................................................Harry “Skip” Pardee pardeh@collierschools.com

Emerging Leaders............................................................ Mary Palmer, EdD 11410 Swift Water Cir.; Orlando, FL 32817 (407) 382-1661; mpalmerassoc@aol.com

Treasurer......................................................................................... Ted Hope Hillsborough County Public Schools, School Administration Center 901 E. Kennedy Blvd.; Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 272-4861; ted.hope@sdhc.k12.fl.us

FMEA Corporate & Academic Partners.....................................Fred Schiff All County Music; 8136 N. University Dr.; Tamarac, FL 33321-1708 (954) 722-3424; fred@allcountymusic.com

FLORIDA ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION

Government Relations..................................................Jeanne W. Reynolds jeannewrey@gmail.com

President.................................................................................Laurie Bitters Winter Park High School; 2100 Summerfield Rd.; Winter Park, FL 32792 (407) 622-3200; laurie.bitters@gmail.com

Health & Wellness........................................................ Revae Douglas Ross Brandon High School; 1101 Victoria St.; Brandon, FL 33510 (813) 744-8120, ext. 311; revae.douglas@hcps.net

Past President.......................................................................Matthew Davis Harrison School for the Arts; 750 Hollingsworth Rd.; Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 499-2855; matthew.lawson.davis@gmail.com

Multicultural Network...........................................................Bruce J. Green (407) 927-3141; bruce.green@ocps.net Professional Development........................................................Scott Evans Orange County Public Schools; 445 S. Amelia St.; Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 317-3200; scott.evans@ocps.net

Executive Director............................................................. Donald Langland 220 Parsons Woods Dr.; Seffner, FL 33594 (813) 502-5233; Fax: (813) 502-6832; exdirfoa@yahoo.com

Reclamation.............................................................. William “Bill” Reaney Buffalo Creek Middle School, 7320 69th St. East; Palmetto, FL 34221 (239) 826-8077; billreaney64@gmail.com

FLORIDA VOCAL ASSOCIATION President........................................................................ Jeannine Stemmer Florida Christian School, 4200 SW 89th Ave.; Miami, FL 33165 j9stemmer@floridachristian.org

Research......................................................................William I. Bauer, PhD University of Florida; wbauer@ufl.edu

Past President......................................................................... Jason Locker jason@fva.net

Secondary General Music.............................................................Ed Prasse Leon High School; 550 E. Tennessee St.; Tallahassee, FL 32308 (850) 617-5700; prassee@leonschools.net

Executive Director.....................................................................Michael Dye 231 S. Bayshore Dr.; Valparaiso, FL 32580 (850) 217-7419; mike@fva.net

Student Development.............................................. Michael Antmann, EdD Freedom High School; 2500 W. Taft-Vineland Rd.; Orlando, FL 32837 (407) 816-5600; michael.antmann@ocps.net

Business Manager..................................................................Jo Hagan, CPA 8975 San Rae Rd.; Jacksonville, FL 32257 (904) 379-2245; Fax: (904) 379-2260; business@fva.net

Social Justice & Diverse Learners..................................Bernie Hendricks Ocoee High School; bernard.hendricks@ocps.net

CENTER FOR FINE ARTS EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

402 Office Plaza Dr.; Tallahassee, FL 32301-2757 (850) 878-6844; Fax: (850) 942-1793

Exhibits Manager fmeaexhibits@fmea.org

President..................................... Kathleen D. Sanz, PhD (kdsanz@fmea.org)

Local Chairman Ted Hope—(813) 272-4861; ted.hope@sdhc.k12.fl.us

Director of Operations........................Valeria Anderson, IOM (val@fmea.org) Technology Director......................................Josh Bula, PhD (josh@fmea.org)

FLORIDA BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION

Past President..................................................................... Cathi Leibinger Ransom Everglades School; 2045 Bayshore Dr.; Miami, FL 33133 (305) 250-6868; pastpresident@fba.flmusiced.org

Miami Northwestern Senior High School cnorton@dadeschools.net

FLORIDA ELEMENTARY MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION

Awards............................................................................Sondra A. W. Collins sondra.collins@marion.k12.fl.us

Florida Christian School 4200 SW 89th Ave.; Miami, FL 33165 j9stemmer@floridachristian.org

Chad Norton

Past President...........................................................................Julian Grubb Florida Gulf Coast University, grubb.julians@outlook.com

FMEA COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

FVA President

Member-at-Large

Florida NAfME Collegiate

FSMA President ........................................................................Valerie Terry vterrymusic@gmail.com

President...................................................................................Ian Schwindt Titusville High School; 150 Terrier Trail S.; Titusville, FL 32780-4735 (321) 264-3108; schwindt.ian@brevardschools.org

Jeannine Stemmer

Public Affairs & Communications Coordinator..................................... Jenny Abdelnour, CAE (jenny@fmea.org) Marketing & Membership Coordinator................................. Jasmine Van Weelden (jasmine@fmea.org) Business Manager..................................Carolyn Gentry (carolyn@fmea.org)

AFFILIATIONS

Executive Director......................................................................Neil Jenkins Florida Bandmasters Association P.O. Box 840135; Pembroke Pines, FL 33084 (954) 432-4111; Fax: (954) 432-4909; exec@fba.flmusiced.org Business Manager..................................................................Jo Hagan, CPA 8975 San Rae Rd.; Jacksonville, FL 32257 (904) 379-2245; Fax: (904) 379-2260; jo@barefootaccounting.com

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AMPLIFY YOUR AMBITION. COMPOSE YOUR CAREER.

INCOMING FRESHMEN AUDITION DAYS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA APPLICATION

January 22, 2022 January 29, 2022 January 30, 2022

DEADLINE: November 1, 2021 admissions.ufl.edu

TRANSFER AUDITION DAY March 19, 2022

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SCHOOL OF MUSIC APPLICATION arts.ufl.edu/music