2015 All-State Elementary Chorus
The FMEA Elementary All State Chorus is a unique music education opportunity for Florida students. Elementary school students with unchanged voices in 4th and 5th grades are eligible to audition. Students who are selected for audition should know how to behave in long rehearsals in a new environment. In order to nominate your students, you must be amember of MENC, FMEA, and FEMEA by Septebmer 15 of the calendar year prior to the performance year. For example, to participate in the 2015 chorus, you must be current on all memberships by September 15, 2014.
For information on the 2015 All State Elementary Chorus, download the 2014-2015 Audition Packet.
2015 All-State Conductor
Dr. Susan Brumfield is Professor of Music Education at Texas Tech University, and holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma. She is widely known throughout the United States and the United Kingdom as a clinician, consultant, author, composer, arranger and conductor of children's choirs, and is an internationally recognized Kodaly educator. Frequently in demand as a guest conductor, Dr. Brumfield is the Artistic Director and Conductor of The West Texas Children's Chorus. Dr. Brumfield is a program author for the national series music texts, Silver Burdett Ginn Making Music, and a contributing author for the Hal Leonard magazine for classroom music teachers, John Jacobson's Music Express. Dr. Brumfield's choral music is available through Colla Voce Music and Hal Leonard Publications. She was invited by the International Kodaly Society to represent the United States with a new choral composition commissioned for the internationally released IKS publication Music: A Universal Language. Dr. Brumfield teaches in Kodaly certificate programs throughout the country. She serves as Academic Director of The West Texas Kodaly Initiative, and holds the same position in courses at Portland State University and Westminster Choir College. Dr. Brumfield has conducted extensive field and archival research in England and Scotland, tracing the roots of American folk music in traditional British music. Her most recent publications, Hot Peas and Barley-O: Children's Songs and Games from Scotland, and Over the Garden Wall: Children's Songs and Games from England are available through Hal Leonard Publications. She is currently at work on Giro Giro Tondo, a new collections of children's songs and games from Italy for use in the music classroom, and on a series of pedagogy materials for music teachers.
All-State Singer Magnet
This 4-inch magnet is available for All-State students to purchase for $5 during the Conference in January.