Our staff accompanist is the wonderful Kathy Plympton. If you will need an accompanist for your audition, please contact her as soon as possible to give her time to learn your music. You may call or text her at 352-871-3574. You will also need to email a pdf of your music to her at firstname.lastname@example.org There is a fee for this service of $30 that includes rehearsal time and the audition. She also includes the awards ceremony should you be one of our overall winners.
NO. The zoom rehearsals are just for your benefit. Please learn your parts at home and be sure to print out your parts.
There is no memory requirement fo rthe competition.
Not if you are registered to compete. Your competition registration includes all workshops as well as chorus participation. If you are not entered in the competiton, please fill out the application on the "Registration" page. Participation is free, but we need to know how many to expect. All are welcome!
This year’s competition will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee. Parking is $38 for the day. PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NOT IN/OUT PRIVILEGES AT THIS RESORT! If you leave and come back, it is another fee, so be sure to prepare well. There are many eating options in the hotel. Exact audition rooms will be given to you when you check in at the registration desk. PLEASE ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME TO FIND GET TO REGISTRATION AND YOUR AUDITION ROOM! Unlike the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in previous years, you are not going to have parking that is just outside the door. You will need to walk and get your bearings. Also, some of the audition rooms are not close to registration so please allow time.
Girls: Dresses or Sunday best equivalent.
Boys: dress pants and tie. Sunday best.
You should plan on arriving early enough to attend all the workshops so that you get the full benefit of growth and learning that the day offers! Check in at the registration desk approximately 1 hour before your audition time. You should be at the door of your audition room 10 minutes prior to your time.
Yes. Please bring an original score or printed from the internet.
The awards will be announced at 4:30. Room TBD
Awards MUST BE PICKED UP ON COMPETITION DAY. NO AWARDS WILL BE MAILED AFTER THE EVENT.
For all solo/ensemble entries, only you and your family will be in the room. You may take in anyone you choose.
For choirs, anyone may come in to listen. Choir performance times will be listed on the audition schedule.
REGISTRATION LOCATION FOR 2024 COMPETITION TBD AND WILL BE POSTED SOON.
Let us know you are here. You will get a flyer with room numbers for the competition, workshops and chorus rehearsals. There is a room for warming up, but it is important to make sure the noise level is low because there is an audition room next door.
Yes, there is a $38 fee for parking. PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO IN/OUT PRIVILEGES AT THIS RESORT! If you leave and come back, it is another fee, so be sure to prepare well.
No, just make sure you bring an original copy or internet printout for the judges.
There are many dining options at the Gaylord Palms Resort in a variety of price ranges. I suggest going to their website before you arrive to see what is available.
The Sacred Music Florida Competition is sponsored by and made possible by the FPEA (Florida Parent Educator Association) . You will have access to countless educational resources as a member. The Sacred Music Florida Competition is a part of their annual convention which is the largest homeschool convention in the world for over 30 years. I hope you will consider registering for this convention as well and discover 500+ educational resource vendors, meet authors, and attend classes to learn about concepts and skills that can help you get the most out of your child(ren)’s education. Even if you do not homeschool, this conference is a vast wealth of information for you as a parent.
Sacred & classical repertoire as stated in the question above is best for growing your skills and developing proper technique. These skills can be used to perform any type of music with excellence.
Live accompaniment is preferred. If you must use pre-recorded accompaniment, you must bring your own speaker and equipment.
There will be no mic used for vocal auditions. The judges are interested in hearing your natural voice.
The awards ceremony begins at 4:30 and will be over around 5:30-5:45pm.